MINSK, 11 November (BelTA) – Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is hosting the 47th edition of the World Sambo Championships, BelTA has learned.
In accordance with the decision of the Executive Committee of the International Sambo Federation, athletes from Belarus and Russia will compete at the tournament under the flag of the organization. Taking part in the event are athletes from more than 50 countries, including Australia, Brazil, the UK, Mexico, USA, Japan, and others. Besides, a team of refugees will make their first appearance at the tournament.
The competition will last through 13 November and will feature three disciplines: women's sambo, men's sambo and combat sambo. In total, the athletes will compete in 21 medals events - seven in each discipline. Earlier this year the Belarusian team participated in the European Sambo Championships in Serbia with neutral status and won ten medals. At the previous world championships in Tashkent Belarusian wrestlers clinched three gold and five bronze medals.