II World Nomad Games were held on the coast of the high altitude lake Issyk Kul on 3-8 September in Kyrgyzstan. This year athletes from 60 countries competed in 25 disciplines.
In the framework of the Games the Nomad Universe ethno festival was held at jailow Kyrchyn in the Issyk Kul region.
In the medal ranking Kyrgyzstan took the first place (79 medals). Turkmenistan won 15 gold medals taking the second place. 12 gold medals belong to Kazakhstan athletes who are at the third place. Russian team of athletes from 12 Russian regions occupies the fourth place, and then there are Azerbaijan and Iran. Medals in different disciplines are taken by athletes from 30 countries.
According to authorities, II World Nomad Games attracted over 1600 athletes from 62 countries. They were judged not only by local but also by over 60 international referees.
“Heads of foreign delegations were satisfied by organization level of the Games, as they said during meetings. They are interested in the next World Nomad Games,” head of the State Agency Kanat Amankulov said.
A government representative announced that the World Nomad Games will be held each two years in Kyrgyzstan.