The Young Olympians’ Suc­cess

The Ar­gen­tinean cap­i­tal Buenos Aires has hosted the 3rd Sum­mer Youth Olympic Games. Mem­bers of the na­tional team of Uzbek­istan earned five gold, four sil­ver and seven bronze medals in th­ese pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - SPORT -

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of state and pub­lic or­ga­ni­za­tions, ath­letes, par­ents of Olympians, jour­nal­ists fes­tively met the tri­umphant youths at the Is­lam Ka­ri­mov Tashkent In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

At the III Sum­mer Olympics, our boys and girls com­peted well with 4 thou­sand peers from 206 coun­tries. It would not be an ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say that our ath­letes, who won in the sharp, un­com­pro­mis­ing com­pe­ti­tions, sur­prised the world com­mu­nity with their skill, courage and per­se­ver­ance.

Un­der the lead­er­ship of Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev, spe­cial at­ten­tion is paid in Uzbek­istan to the de­vel­op­ment of sports, in par­tic­u­lar chil­dren’s, to at­tract­ing young peo­ple to healthy life­style, pro­mot­ing phys­i­cal cul­ture and sports.

As a re­sult of the work car­ried out, phys­i­cally and spir­i­tu­ally ma­ture ath­letes are brought up who are able to prop­erly de­fend the coun­try’s honor in world are­nas and com­pete on a par with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of coun­tries with de­vel­oped sports.

All this was again demon­strated at the Olympics in Buenos Aires. In this pres­ti­gious sports fo­rum, 37 of our ath­letes took part in com­pe­ti­tions in 16 sports.

...Long-awaited min­utes have ar­rived – with the proudly raised flags of the Moth­er­land; the ath­letes de­scend from the plane at the Tashkent air­port. The melodies of car­nais and sur­nais echo each other with re­peated ex­cla­ma­tions: “Uzbek­istan!” On the wait­ing area with the feel­ings of ex­cite­ment and joy, the ath­letes are met by par­ents, rel­a­tives and friends. On the faces and in the words of those who meet, there is a sin­cere sense of pride: “Well done, dig­ni­fied chil­dren of a strong coun­try, may vic­tory al­ways ac­com­pany you!”

At the Olympic Games, gold medals were se­cured by Jai­hun­bek Nazarov in mixed judo com­pe­ti­tions, Ku­mushkhon Faizul­laeva in weightlift­ing com­pe­ti­tions, Gul­ba­hor Fayzieva in row­ing and canoeing, Umid­jon Jalolov in freestyle wrestling, and Ab­du­ma­lik Kha­lakov in box­ing.

“We are happy that we are re­turn­ing home with good re­sults,” said A. Kha­lakov, world cham­pion in box­ing among ju­niors, win­ner of the 3rd Sum­mer Youth Olympic Games. “We are im­mensely grate­ful to the Pres­i­dent for the at­ten­tion and care for the de­vel­op­ment of sports, the cre­ation of con­di­tions for the prepa­ra­tion of sports youth ca­pa­ble for de­cid­ing vic­to­ries in in­ter­na­tional are­nas.”

Sil­ver medal­ists were brought by Ulug­bek Rashidov in taek­wondo com­pe­ti­tions, Muham­mad­kodir Toshtemirov in weightlift­ing, Is­lom Ab­dusa­lo­mov in row­ing and canoeing, Sho­hida Ahme­dova in women’s wrestling.

Bronze medals were brought to the piggy bank of our na­tional team by Nil­u­far Yer­magam­be­tova in judo com­pe­ti­tions, Indira Ul­masova in mixed com­pe­ti­tions in artis­tic gym­nas­tics, Dol­era Davronova in weightlift­ing, Muham­madra­sul Rahi­mov in freestyle wrestling, Ja­hon­gir Rah­monov and Te­mur Mer­janov in box­ing, and Dil­dora Alikulova in karate.

“The ath­letes raised the stand­ing of Uzbek­istan and once again demon­strated that no­body in the strong and tal­ented gen­er­a­tion of our coun­try is in any way in­fe­rior to that of any coun­try,” said Dil­murod Nabiyev, Min­is­ter of Phys­i­cal Cul­ture and Sports of the Re­pub­lic of Uzbek­istan. “Their re­sults at such a pres­ti­gious sports fo­rum in­di­cate that there are gifted young men and women in the coun­try who can en­sure a bright fu­ture for Uzbek sports.”

And the first place in the team event was con­fi­dently taken by the young ath­letes of Rus­sia, who won 59 medals of var­i­ous de­nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing 29 gold. In the sec­ond and third places were China and Japan, re­spec­tively. The na­tional team of Uzbek­istan, although it has up­dated its record in the num­ber of medals, could not get into the top ten teams.

The next sum­mer Youth Olympics will be held in Dakar, Sene­gal, in 2022.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Uzbekistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.