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More than 100 athletes participate in the Japanese Sambo Championship for the Cup of the President of the Russian Federation

12.02.2018 97 просмотров

The SAMBO championship taking place in Tokyo will select the best athletes who will compete at the SAMBO World Cup in Moscow this year.

In Tokyo, on Monday, February 12, the international sambo championship began. During the competition, the best athletes will be selected, who later in the current 2018 will go to the World SAMBO Cup in Moscow.

"About 100 athletes take part this time. Three important events in the world of SAMBO will take place this year “First, the World Cup will be held in Moscow in March,” Nobuyuki Asai, Vice President of the Japan SAMBO Federation and member of the Executive Committee of the International SAMBO Federation, told TASS. was included." And in November, according to Asai, the World Cup will be held in Bucharest; All three of these events will be attended by Japanese athletes who proved themselves at the Japanese Championship for the Russian President's Cup.

Sambo was widespread in Japan from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. After the 1980 Olympics, interest in this sport began to gradually decline, but another surge in the popularity of sambo in Japan occurred before 2013, when the Universiade was held in Kazan. This tournament has become the 44th championship of Japan and the sixth for the Cup of the President of the Russian Federation.

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