On June 7-9, 2019 the 1st open international tournament “The Wrestling Games” will take place in Khiva city, Uzbekistan. The event is organized in the memory of Pahlavon Mahmud.
The tournament is being organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, The State Committee for Tourism Development and Khokimiyat of Khorezm region.
The ancient city of Uzbekistan – Khiva is a symbolic destination for this international tournament as the offspring of Uzbek nation – Pahlavon Mahmud was born and raised on its land. As an avid wrester, he took part in numerous tournaments and remained undefeated.
Notably, sports events like wrestling tournaments will undeniably serve as an asset in extending the international cooperation in the area of sports tourism, promoting tourism potential and related opportunities of Uzbekistan on both national and international markets. They also stand for healthy lifestyle and stimulate the interest towards sports among youth.