Samarkand city municipality
The Bukhara international airport and Kagan railway station have hosted official welcoming ceremony of the contestants of Universaide-2013 republican sports contests among students of higher education institutions – the teams of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent.
The three-tier sports competitions held at the initiative of President Islam Karimov facilitate the physical and spiritual development of the younger generation, the formation of rigid willpower, courage and cohesion in them, the consolidation of friendship and the emergence of professional athletes.
In the final stage of the Universaide-2013 competitions, the athlete students will contend in such sports as basketball, volleyball, kurash, belboghli kurash, track and field athletics, ping pong, chess, football, handball, swimming, judo, tennis.
“The official welcome ceremony of Universiade contestants has given much inspiration to us,” says the third-year student of the Ferghana State University, chess champion of Uzbekistan Hulkar Tahirjanova. “I have participated in many competitions in our country and abroad. But contending in the three-layer sports games gives me a special joy and sense of pride. I won a silver medal in 2008 at the Barkamol Avlod competitions in Nukus. In Bukhara, I will vie for the title of champion.”
“Our national pride – kurash – has earned the status of international sport at the initiative of President Islam Karimov and has been developing with new vigor,” asserts Shahzod Sobirov, second-year student of Urgench State University. “I have loved this sport from my childhood. Like the palvans Rishod Sobirov, Ramziddin Saidov, Dilshod Choriev, who have performed well at the Universiade, I want to reach the highest summits in sports.”
The acting hokim (governor) of Bukhara region M.Esonov took part in the official ceremony of welcoming the participants of the Universiade-2013 competitions.
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