Europe Championship: the Final Day

Competitions
1 August 2012 Sergei Grishin
On May 20, the European SAMBO Championship in Moscow came to an end. The final day undermined the hegemony of Russians in combat SAMBO; gold medals were won by Sergei Grechikho (Lithuania) in weight category up to 68 kg, and by Nodar Metreveli in weight category over 100 kg. In women's SAMBO, the Russian team who struggled hard for the first place in team classification against the Ukrainian team won three gold medals on the final day of the Championship, and clearly showed who the leader of modern European SAMBO was. In men's SAMBO, the Russians also won 2 medals; the best athletes on the mats of Druzhba Sports Hall were Sergei Kiryukhin, Champion of Europe 2011, and Anton Klinov who conquered Boris Borisov (Bulgaria) in the final and became the Champion of the Old World. The results of the three days team competition on Moscow SAMBO mats are as follows: The national team of Russia was leading in all the three SAMBO disciplines. The second place was won by the Ukrainian team, and the third - by Belarusians. In men's SAMBO, the silver medal was won by Belarusian sambists and the bronze by the team of Georgia. In combat SAMBO, the Ukrainian team is on the second stage of the podium, and the Bulgarian team is on the third.


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