With the introduction of external management, Kumtor Gold Company CJSC increased the level of social support to the population of the Republic. Supporting sports in provinces is an unconditional priority.
This time, KGC acted as the general sponsor of the Republican Kok-Boru Game among veterans. The tournament was held at the equestrian arena in the city of Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul Province. Kumtor supported the competition organizers by allocating KGS 265,000 for prizes and hippodrome rent.
The game was dedicated to the memory of Syrtbay Zhumadylov, a three-time champion of Asia and a ten-time champion of the Kyrgyz Republic in equestrian sport and judge of international category, who passed away prematurely 10 years ago. The tournaments are held annually in memory of this devotee of equestrian sports of the republic.
Twelve teams participated in the last competitions. The winner of the Games was Yntymak team from Talas Province. Panfilov team (Chui Province) took second place, Sary-Ozon team from Chui Province and Ysyk-Kol-Birimdik team from Ysyk-Kul Province won third and fourth places respectively.