3rd World Nomad Games were held in Çolpon-Ata city of Kyrgyzstan Issık Göl Region between September 2nd and 8th, 2018. Within the framework of the event, whose mascot was decided as snow leopard of Tian Shan, ethno-sports games, ethno-cultural activities and scientific conferences were organized.
3rd World Nomad Games Opening Ceremony, which was made in Çolpon-Ata city on September 2nd with the hosting of President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Ceenbekov, was attended by President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Ceenbekov, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Tatarstan Rüstem Minnihanov, Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban, along with President of TDBB İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, TDBB Administrative Board Member Mustafa Ak and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak.
1.986 Sportsmen from 74 countries attended the Games
The sports games, which took place in hippodrome, sports and health centers, Eurasia Hotel and Kırçın plateau of Çolpon-Ata city in north of Kyrgyzstan, were attended by 1.986 sportsmen from 74 countries in 37 traditional sports categories like Kökbörü, Mangala, bone-throwing, arrow shooting, hunting with eagle and hawk, mas and wrist wrestling.
The traditional sports competitions were conducted by 267 referees from different countries, Kyrgyzstan being in the first place. During the contests within the framework of World Nomad Games, the most attended games by countries were mind games, wrestling and Kyrgyz wrestling.
Kyrgyzstan became first by winning 103 medals
In the course of the games which aimed to bring light to the life and civilization of Turkish clans, 174 golden, 173 silver and 247 bronze of 594 medals in total were awarded. While the winner of the games was Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan became the second and Turkey the tenth. Kyrgyz sportsmen winning 40 golden, 32 silver and 31 bronze of 103 medals in total were followed by Kazakh sportsmen with 8 golden, 24 silver and 3 bronze medals. Russia won the third place with 17 golden, 12 silver and 27 bronze medals.
Competing in mangala, wrestling, arrow-shooting on horse and arrow-shooting on the ground branches, Turkey came in tenth with 6 medals of 2 golden medals, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals in arrow shooting to long distance.
4th World Nomad Games will be organized in Turkey in 2020
3rd World Nomad Games ended with a gorgeous closing ceremony. The closing ceremony held at the hippodrome where the competitions took place was attended by Deputy Minister of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Youth and Sports, Hamza Yerlikaya. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Muhammedkalıy Abılgaziyev gave the cup filled with glacier water and the flag to Yerlikaya on behalf of Turkey, where the competitions will be organized in 2020.