Swimming was also at the center of attention in the 7th Zirve International Children’s Games


From the 5th to 28th of May, the 7th “Zirve Children’s Games”, dedicated to the 96th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, held in the AAAF Park Residential, Recreation and Entertainment Complexes located in Khirdalan and Astara, are proceeding. In the competitions, attended by more than 4000 athletes from 12 nations in 27 sport types, the next competitors have been swimmers.

The competition held at the swimming pool of AAAF Swimming Pool § Spa center was interesting and attractive. Young girls and boys competed in the back, brass and kroll types. Along with Azerbaijan, Iranian athletes also took part in the competitions. One of the representatives of neighbor country- Anayka Maleyki was even able to grab gold medal. In other groups Seljan Abbasova, Aytaj Abbasova, amidst boys Javid Karimov, Samir Taghiyev, Ali Guluzade and Nihat Huseynov were champions.

The winners were awarded medals, diplomas and memorable gifts by organizers.

The Games, organized by the “Zirve” International Sport Clubs, are becoming a great tradition. The object of the “Zirve Games” is the preservation of the heritage of genius leader, to bring his work to our future generations, at the same time, propagation and development of sport types, strengthen friendly relations between athletes and coaches, improvement of athletes’ skill levels, perfection of competition practices and evaluation of the work done by coaches.

In this year’s competitions, athletes will compete in weightlifting, equestrian, shooting, basketball, boxing, judo, football and beach football, artistic and sporting gymnastics, wrestling (free-style, Greco-Roman), karate, carting, kickboxing, fencing, archery, powerlifting, chess, taekwondo, tennis and table-tennis, swimming, beach volleyball and volleyball, badminton and athletics.

Girls 2007-09, brass
1. Maleyki Anayka (İran)
2. Seljan Abbasova (Absheron)
3. Valide Allahverdiyeva (Absheron)

Girls 2008-09, brass
1. Seljan Abbasova (Absheron)
2. Valide Allahverdiyeva (Absheron)
3. Aytaj Abbasova (Absheron)

Boys 2007-08, kroll
1. Javid Karimov (Absheron)
2. Nurlan İsgandarov (Absheron)
3. İltimas Mehmanov (Absheron)

Girls 2007-08, kroll
1. Aytaj Abbasova (Absheron)
2. Aytaj Karimova (Zirve)
3. Antiga Babayeva (Zirve)

Boys 2007, Back
1. Samir Taghıyev (Zirve)
2. Samad Huseynov (Zirve)
3. Huseyn Novruzov (Zirve)

Boys 2008, Back
1. Ali Guluzadeh (Absheron)
2. Jeyhun Huseynov (Absheron)
3. Emil Hasanov (Absheron)

Boys 2009-10, kroll
1. Nihat Huseynov (Absheron)
2. Yusif Elmaddinov (Absheron)
3. Omar Goyyusubov (Absheron)