From the Alexis Argüello Sports Center, the cathedral of Central American sports, the Managua 2021 Youth Games were inaugurated on the afternoon of this Monday, April 19, a sporting event, where more than 200 thousand young people of both sexes, between 12 and 29 years of age, will participate. ; who will compete in 20 sports disciplines.
Youth games are a precursor for the promotion of young talent in the Capital city, which seeks to massify the birth of new sports stars.
This competition will take place for 7 months and will have as venues, the different and modern sports facilities that the Sandinista Government has built in recent years, where the first 3 places of each competition will be awarded, by gender and discipline.
The sporting event was inaugurated by Mayor Reyna Rueda and Vice Mayor Enrique Armas Rosales, who expressed that this activity is developed as part of the promotion and support of national sport.
"Each of the disciplines is like a seedbed, a seedbed that was planted in fertile land and that now we see the fruits, they are germinating successfully and that is thanks to that political will that our Good Government has," said Mayor Reyna Rueda .
He also added that for this year 324 national and international sporting events will be held, “there will be 200 thousand athletes in the different disciplines at the national level, 18 districts are involved, 500 coaches, 100 technical delegates and 10 thousand volunteers. . Imagine how much will, how much love in this event that begins now and ends in November, here we are going to discover the talents that we are going to have in each of the disciplines and we are very happy to start the Managua 2021 Youth Games ", added the mayor capital city.
For his part, the Vice Mayor Armas stressed that these games will be impressive and full of competitiveness, “thousands and thousands of boys from neighborhoods and schools participating in an event that should forge champions and that should give us many athletes, many great prospects. quality to win many medals at the Central American and Caribbean level ”.
During the event the presentation of the two mascots of these games was made, which will be Malli and Santi.
Malli is a Chorotega vessel with three feathers on its head that symbolize inclusion, diversity and the joy of our peoples; and Santi is a lion, fierce and symbolizes tenacity, passion and youthful energy, based on the heraldic shield of Managua and on his tail he carries the fire of the Momotombo volcano, which watches over the city.[/vc_column_text][vc_images_carousel images=”39601,39602,39603,39604,39605,39606,39607,39608,39609,39579,39580,39581,39582,39583,39584,39585,39586,39587,39588,39589,39590,39591,39592,39593,39594,39595,39596,39597,39598,39599,39600″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]