Uzbekistan celebrates Olympic Day
The Olympic Day is widely celebrated throughout the country. One of the events was held at Babur Central Ecopark in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan supports the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and annually celebrates the Olympic Day, holding championships in such sports as boxing, armwrestling, rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, canoeing, judo, Greco-Roman wrestling and kurash.
More than a hundred residents of the capital gathered in the center of the park to get a charge of excellent mood. The event was also attended by famous Uzbek athletes, owners of gold, silver and bronze medals of International Olympic Games.
The event was organized by the Tower Mall Management Group and Makro supermarket chain. The purpose of the campaign is to promote a healthy lifestyle, as well as increase an interest in sports and physical culture of all generations.
“This event is timed to the 125th anniversary of the International Olympic Committee and all countries that are members of this organization widely celebrate this holiday, including our country. Such wonderful events are held in all regions of Uzbekistan, which involve not only professional athletes, but also amateurs. We must admit that we are living in a not very peaceful time, when wars in some countries of the world continue. And sport is a great power uniting peoples and nations”, notes Nilufar Sotiboldiyeva, the event host.
“Today is a special day for me. As a boxer, I express my gratitude to the organizers of this celebration, the International Olympic Committee, as well as the leaders of Uzbekistan Boxing Federation. I am sure that this event will contribute to further increasing young people’s desire and interest in sports”, says the honored athlete of the Republic of Uzbekistan, double champion at the Asian Games and the continental championship, Elshod Rasulov.
The senior coach of the women's sambo national team of Uzbekistan, Yekaterina Bliznetsova, argues that such events call people for a healthy lifestyle. In addition, such championships gather people of different nationalities, ages and professions. In her opinion, sport brings people together.
It is worth noting that guests who were not involved in sports in their lives had a unique opportunity to try themselves in one sport or another, as well as to get acquainted with famous athletes of the country.
The event continued with a festive concert, where Uzbek pop stars performed and helped visitors to plunge into the festive atmosphere.
Rushana Aliakbarova, UzA