DUSHANBE, August 24, 2010, Asia-Plus  -- Tajik junior athletes are continuing to compete in the ongoing I Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, Ms. Nargis Nabiyeva, the head of the group of Tajik athletes participating in the I Summer Olympic Games in Singapore, said.

“Today, Tajik boxer Siyovush Zuhurov will compete with boxer from Turkey,” said Nabiyeva, ““Unfortunately, Siyovoush lost the previous fight to boxer from Italy.”

We will recall that Tajikistan now has two medals in the I Summer Games in Singapore.  Shukrona Sharifova won the bronze medal in the women’s taekwon-do (WTF) 44 kilogram competition and Bahodur Qodirov grabbed the silver medal for Tajikistan, finishing second in the men’s freestyle wrestling 63 kilogram competition.

In all, six athletes have represented Tajikistan in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore that are being held from August 14 to August 26, 2010.   Among them are Bahodur Qodirov (free-style wrestling), Abduqodir Barotov (hummer throwing), Christina Zayniddinova (archery), Shukrona Sharifova (taekwon-do WTF), Davron Ataboyev (200-meter race), and Siyovoush Zuhurov (boxing).

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as I Summer Youth Olympic Games) is the inaugural event of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games.  More than 3,500 athletes are participating in Youth Olympic Games (YOG) that features 26 sports, forming a total of 31 disciplines.  The Youth Olympic Games features athletes between the ages of 14 and 18.