Bishkek, Dec. 11, 2017. /Kabar/. The traditional VIII International Judo Tournament "Khan Manas Cup" will be held in Bishkek on Dec.16 and 17, President of National Judo Federation Zholdoshbek Kolbaev told at a press conference today.
For the last 2 years judo players from Kazakhstan won the Khan Manas Cup. "We hope that Kyrgyzstan will win the Cup this year” said Kolbaev.
The strongest judo players from the neighboring countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Iran will come to current event of international level. In total, 16 sets of medals will be played among athletes born in 1997-1999. Kolbaev also said that the competition to date has become one of the largest tournaments in Central Asia. In future he hopes that this sport will gain world status.
Judo is a priority sport in Kyrgyzstan and is developing massively. The tournament is organized by the Public Association "Kyrgyz El" (Kyrgyz People) in cooperation with the Kyrgyz State Agency for Physical Culture, Sports and the National Judo Federation.