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, kick off with weightlifting competitions. More than 4000 athletes from 12 nations test their powers in 27 sport types.
In the tournament, attended by approximately 200 athletes from 7 nations-Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova and Ukraine, the females have ascended the platform before everyone else. The absolute winners amidst girls have been determined with Sinclair schedule. The gold medal went to the Turkey Nurgul Yuksel with a total of 114 kg (54+60) and 198.4 Sinclair point, while the silver medallist Georgian Mariam Maysuradze registered at 117 kg (53+64). Azerbaijan athlete Seljan Garayeva totalled 107 kg (45+62) and 174.3 point, which landed her on the third place of the bodyweight category.
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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.
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.