From 7 to 9 June in the UNESCO heritage site of Ichan Kala fortress in Khiva, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development and the Governor Office of Khorezm province are organizing the First International Tournament “Strongmen Games”. The games are supported by the World Federation of Strongmen and the Strongmen Games and Kettlebell Federation of Uzbekistan.
The international tournament is held in honour of the 13th century wrestler, poet, philosopher and Sufi master Pahlavon Mahmud Khorezmi. The great Khorezmian wrestler and the poet has been highly esteemed around Central Asian countries, in Iran, Azerbaijan and India for centuries.
Well-known athletes and international judges from Azerbaijan, Brazil, Greece, Togo, India, China, Latvia, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Japan will participate in the tournament.
The event is aimed to contribute to the expansion of international cooperation in sports tourism, improving the image of Uzbekistan, promoting cultural exchange. Most importantly it will promote a healthy lifestyle and stimulate young people’s interest in sports.