Kazakhstan to take part in Zhamby Atu World Cup in Saudi Arabia
A book and children’s comic books
about the national equestrian game Zhamby Atu are planned to be released in
Kazakhstan next year. Besides, a special online game will be launched in the country
to promote that sport, as was announced by President of the Zhamby Atu Federation
Yerkebulan Ilyassov during a press briefing. According to him, all those
measures are aimed at supporting the national sport and fostering interest in
it among the younger generation. Special attention is given to modern digital
solutions. For instance, lasers and pedestrian pathways for horses as well as a
video surveillance system, are being implemented. A special mobile application
will enable online monitoring of the game.
“Next year, we plan to launch our mobile
application, which will allow representatives of the Kazakh Ministry of Tourism
and Sport and fans to find out online which athletes are participating, how
many points they have scored, and how far the participant’s arrow has flown. Our
main goal is to ensure that with the help of modern digital technologies, our
competitions and championships always take place openly and fairly,” said Ilyassov.
In general, 12 national and six international
Zhamby Atu championships are planned to be held in Kazakhstan in 2024. The
competitions will include female participants for the first time. Additionally,
domestic athletes will travel to Saudi Arabia for the Zhamby Atu world
championship later this month.