The International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) officially announced the prize fund for the winners of the 2019 World SAMBO Championships. The amount of the prize money of the tournament that will take place on November 8-10 in the Republic of Korea, amounts to 216 thousand US dollars.
Distribution of the prize money depending on the places taken by athletes:
1st place — 3.000 USD
2nd place — 2.000 USD
3rd place — 1.500 USD
Total: 216.000 USD
Recall, last year at the World Championships in Romania FIAS also set the prize fund, which also amounted to 216 thousand dollars. FIAS President Vasily Shestakov then said:
“The World SAMBO Championships is the central annual tournament in the international FIAS calendar. Strongest athletes from different corners of the globe dispute on sambist mats the right to be called the best sambists of the world. We know very well what tremendous efforts lay behind their bright and technically impressive performances at the competitions. And certainly, we want to reward athletes for their achievements”.
27 sets of awards will be up for grabs at the World SAMBO Championships in Korea, 9 among women, 9 among men, and 9 in Combat SAMBO. Each set consists of one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.