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25/11/11 - Children's sport developing in Uzbekistan

posted 19 Jan 2012, 08:03 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan

The attention to upbringing harmoniously developed generation of, develop children’s sports, promote healthy lifestyle in Uzbekistan has given significant results. Solving these problems is the basis of activity of the Children’s Sports Development Fund, formed on the initiative of the President.

The fund is carrying out consistent work to build modern sports complexes and stadiums in the cities and villages, to provide them with highly qualified trainers and necessary equipment, to construct, renovate and reconstruct music and art schools, and to provide full support to young talents.

In accordance with the 2011 budget of the Children’s Sports Development Fund, it was planned to build, reconstruct and capitally repair 133 children’s sports facilities, 19 swimming pools and 65 music and art schools (a total of 217 objects). To this date, construction and reconstruction work has been completed at 209 objects.

The indoor swimming pool of the Junior Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.12 in Mirabad district of Tashkent has underwent capital repairs and is now open to 420 children. The school is known for many graduates who are today famous and successful athletes, defending the honor of the country on the international stage.

“I have been going in for swimming since the age of seven,” one of the students Jasur Ruzikulov says. “This year I won two gold medals at the international tournament in France. My dream is to become the Olympic champion.”

The country’s children’s sports facilities are equipped mainly with domestically-produced equipment. Five years ago, 73 types of sports equipment were produced in Uzbekistan, at present this figure is 113. Among the main producers are Sovplastital, Telemetrik, Asia Sport S, Mashkhim, Khojaobod, Stekloplastik and others.