On February 1-2, an Open Zirve Karate Championship amid children, youth and juniors, dedicated to the 2nd of February – Youth Day has been held in the competition hall of AAAF Park Residential Complex. Approximately 400 athletes, representing more than 25 clubs and societies from Sumgait, Khacmaz, Sabirabad, Ganja, Shaki, Aghdash and other regions along with Baku, participated in the competitions.
The aim of the championship is to enhance karate sports in Azerbaijan, improve the skills of athletes and referees, perfection of activities in karate societies and clubs; development of spiritual and physical training of Azerbaijan youth, further popularization of karate and effective use of leisure time by young people, choosing promising athletes. In the competitions, children in 5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, youth among 14-15, while juniors struggled for medal in 16-17 age groups.
The triumphant of the tournament was “Gara Gaplan” with 9 gold medals, however the second was “Zirve” with 5 gold, and the third “Feraset” with 4 gold medals.