Asian Children’s Sports Games closed in Russia’s Yakutia region

The competition days saw exciting matches in 24 sports, with the participation of 30 teams from 24 countries, and 239 sets of medals awarded, Prensa Latina reported.

The closing ceremony began with a parade of winners and prize-winners, as well as the judges of the competition, who were welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The senior official noted that more than 3,000 people formed a great team of young and talented athletes, making the Asian Children’s Sports Games an invaluable experience of performance at the highest level.

“The athletes showed excellent results, demonstrating strength, endurance and the will to win. The competitions were spectacular and new sporting records were set,” said the Vice President of the Government.

Chernyshchenko also announced the next event, but in winter sports, which will take place in 2027.

The Uzbek national team took first place in the competitions with 36 gold medals, followed by the Siberian Federal District team with 31 and the Belarusian national team with 27 gold medals.

Athletes from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Mongolia, Palestine, Pakistan, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan and Thailand also participated in the competition.

The young athletes competed in boxing, wrestling, hapsagai, judo, kickboxing, athletics, swimming, shooting, sambo, archery, clay pigeon shooting, table tennis, dance sports, taekwondo, rhythmic gymnastics, 3×3 basketball, volleyball, futsal, chess, go, climbing, kurash and wrestling with the “Alysh” belt.

The Children of Asia Games were first held in Yakutia in 1996 on the initiative of the first President of the Sakha Republic, Mikhail Nikolaev.

The places where they took place over the years were Yakutia, Sakhalin, and Primorye (all in Russia).

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