• International youth sambo tournament “Victory” will be held in Saint Petersburg

International youth sambo tournament “Victory” will be held in Saint Petersburg

Competitions
9 May 2017 Sergei Grishin

Junior sambo teams from hero-towns, Cities of Military Glory and federal districts of Russia gathered in the capital of the North on Victory Day. On May 10-11 in St. Petersburg sport complex “Jubilee” the XVII International youth sambo tournament “Victory” among the teams of hero-towns, Cities of Military Glory and federal districts of Russia will be held.

Youth team tournament was established 17 years ago upon the initiative of the Russian president Vladimir Putin. Competitions are critical for patriotic upbringing of kids.

The hosts don`t only aim for sambo promotion, but also strengthen international friendly connections among the sportsmen.

This year 27 teams from Russia and Belarus, including the teams from such hero-cities as Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Tula, Murmansk, Kerch, Sevastopol, Volgograd, Brest, Minsk, Smolensk: the teams from such Cities of Military Glory as Rostov-on-Don, Anapa, Vladikavkaz, Yelets, Kovrov and others, as well as teams from federal districts of Russia confirmed their attendance.

The age of the participants is 15-16 years. “Victory” is the only international start for the sportsmen of junior age category. These are team competitions, where sportsmen come out for the line fight. Boys are overwhelmed by emotions, they cheer for each other, fight, being aware of responsibility for total points. Triumph in this case is tenfold stronger – this is exactly the number of wrestlers in the team.

The results of the tournament will be summarized in the standing among the teams of federal districts of Russia, in the standing among the teams of Cities of Military Glory and among the teams of hero-towns. The strongest team among hero-towns and the winners in the standing among federal districts of Russia will meet in Super finals, after which the medal ceremony for the best of the best will be held. Traditionally, the honored guests of the tournament will be the veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

Photo is provided by All-Russian Sambo Federation