Hall of fame

Sambo is a sport that teaches dedication, hard work and responsibility, it is a path that leads to happiness, harmony and joy of self-realization.

There are legends along this way, those who have achieved multiple victories and triumphs with their talent and labor. Their names are forever inscribed in the annals of world sambo. Each of them is a role model and example of a true service to our beautiful sport.

Meet these most famous and renowned world sambists in the FIAS´s Hall of Fame.

Sambo stars
  • Murat Ruslanovich Hasanov 11-time world heavyweight champion in SAMBO, 8-time winner of the World Cup, 7-time champion of Europe, 19-time Russian SAMBO champion, Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, Awarded with the Order of Friendship
  • Irina Viktorovna Rodina 11-time world champion, Multiple winner of Championships of Europe, Awarded an Order for Merit to the Fatherland of II class, “Sport Elite of Prikamye”, “Gold Belt”, “Sports Heroine” title
  • Svetlana Alekseevna Galant 7-time world champion, 8-time winner of the World Cup, Awarded a medal of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation “For Military Valour” of II class, “Gold Belt”, Multiple winner of title “Sportswoman of the Year”
  • Viktor Savinov 6-time world champion, 6-time European champion, Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine
  • Rais Rahmatulin 7-time world champion, Multiple European champion, 5-time World Cup winner, Honored Master of Sports of sambo, Has a medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland of II degree
  • Jeykhun Mammadov 6-time world champion, 6-time European champion, Possesses an Order of Merit of Azerbaijan, Honored worker of physical education and sports
  • Sergey Lopovok 6-time world champion, 5-time European champion, 12-time World Cup winner, Honored Master of Sports, Awarded the Order of Friendship
  • Vladimir Shkalov 5-time world champion, 8-time champion of the USSR, Honored Master of Sports
  • Huseyin Khaibulaev 5-time world champion, 4-time European champion, 5-time World Cup winner, Honored Master of Sports of USSR
  • Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko 4-time combat SAMBO world champion and seven-time Russian champion, Honoured Master of Sports in SAMBO, Awarded an Order for Merit to the Fatherland of II class, Order of Peter the Great of I class