The 7th Children of Asia Games
7th Children of Asia International Sports Games were held from July 27 to August 8 in Vladivostok – the capital of Primorsky Krai.
13 different countries of Asia, 8 Russian Federation regions and Federal districts with more than 1300 athletes took part in the 7th Children of Asia International Sports Games.
Competitions were held at 7 sports facilities in 19 sports: badminton, 3x3 basketball, boxing, beach volleyball, judo, kurash, breaking, athletics, mas-wrestling, table tennis, swimming, shooting, sambo, wrestling, shooting archery, taekwondo, football (futsal), hapsagai, rhythmic gymnastics.
As part of the competition, 199 sets of medals were played. According to the results of the competition, the first place took young athletes of the Siberian Federal District, who won 119 medals (45 gold, 38 silver, 36 bronze). In second place - the national team of Uzbekistan (41, 28, 45). And on the third place – the team of Moscow (31, 38, 41).
Every year the prestige of the Games and the number of participants is growing, which indicates that the participating countries consider these sports competitions as a serious step towards the Youth Olympic Games and the Olympic Games in general. Many Olympic athletes from the regions of the Russian Federation and Asian countries took their first steps in the international sports arena at the previous Children of Asia International Sports Games.
It should be noted that athletes training level has increased markedly compared to previous Games. Most of the athletes passed a certain selection from among the best athletes of the country and the region for admission to participate in the Children of Asia Games. Therefore, the winners and prize-winners of the Games are really the best athletes of Russia and Asian countries.
During the closing ceremony the 8th Children of Asia International Sports Games were presented, which will be held in 2024 in Yakutia, and in the hall of Fetisov Arena the Games flag was received by the Head of Yakutsk city - Evgeny Grigoriev.