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On Sakhalin, a representative tournament on sambo

The championship and the championship of the Sakhalin region on sambo started in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. More than 250 athletes from seven municipalities of the region play prizes in the championship and regional championship, the press service of the regional administration reported.

With the beginning of the tournament participants and spectators were congratulated by the First Deputy Governor of the Sakhalin Region Konstantin Stroganov.

- We are celebrating a big holiday - the All-Russian Sambo Day. He turns 75 years old. For us, this day has a special meaning - after all, the birthplace of this sport is Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky, where the founder of sambo, Vasily Oshchepkov, was born. It is gratifying to see that the number of fans of this courageous sport is growing every year in the region, - said Konstantin Stroganov.

According to the chief judge of the competition, Andrei Kirilin from Khabarovsk, the SAMBO day on Sakhalin turned out to be as massive as the “Ski Track of Russia” or “Cross of the Nation”.

- One can only assume how much effort was required to collect so many children and adult wrestlers. It is especially gratifying that Sambo became the culprit of the celebration. After all, this is a national priority sport, by the way, the only one that Russia presented to the world, - Andrei Kirilin underlined.

The ceremonial closing and rewarding of the winners of the tournament will be held 16 November. In the final day there will be competitions among adult participants in the most spectacular match - combat sambo.

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