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National inclusive games for special children were held in Almaty

The first and only sports competitions for children with disabilities in the country – the National Inclusive Games “Zhuldyzai" were held in Almaty.


More than 300 young athletes aged from 10 to 18 years from 11 regions and 3 cities of republican significance took part in a unique tournament. Competitions in 6 sports (athletics, mini-football, table tennis, goalball, boccia, national games of bes tas and asyk atu) were held at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace and at the Central Stadium.

"The Sports contest for special children has been held since 2016. And this year the status of our sports event has been significantly increased, now it is the National Games! Thanks to the accreditation and status change, the finalists will be represented in international competitions and will be able to receive sports categories. This is really a grand event! The Games were also included in the "Unified calendar of mass sports events in Kazakhstan – 2022" of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. We can proudly say that we have the only project of this kind in the country. We are happy to share our experience in order to spread it everywhere, increase the level and importance of inclusive sports. This is very important for the timely support of future Olympic champions," said Gulkhan Isabayeva, director of the ‘’BI-Zhuldyzai’’ Foundation.

Paralympic athletes, professional fighters and public figures attended the opening of the Games.

"I am very glad that such tournaments are held in our country. Many thanks to the organizers and partners who supported the games. This event is important for the successful adaptation of special children in society. I wish all the participants good health, to play sports, lead an active lifestyle and motivate their parents," said Alexander Gerlitz, biathlete and ski racer, bronze medalist of the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing.

The main organizer and initiator of the project is the construction company BI Group. The general partner was the ‘’Samruk-Kazyna’’ Foundation. The Sport qory Foundation, the National Paralympic Committee and the Akimat of Almaty, akimats of regions and Federations for the presented sports provided special assistance in holding the Games.
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