Limassol meets the best sambists from all over Europe

May 25


These days Limassol meets the best sambists from all over Europe. Cyprus is preparing for the start of two of the largest tournaments of the continent at once: on May 26-27, the European Youth and Junior SAMBO Championships will be held here, and on May 28-29, the “Adult” European SAMBO Championships will take place. The general partner of the tournament is Rosneft oil company.

The competitions will be held in accordance with the FIAS Recommendations for Ensuring Safety and Prevention after the COVID-19 Pandemic, that is, taking into account the restrictions on the movement of athletes, in compliance with all safety measures and social distancing in the arena. Despite all the restrictions, Cyprus is awaiting the arrival of representatives from about 20 European countries.

On the eve of the start of the championships in Limassol, the International seminar for referees was held. Theoretical and practical exercises for the referees were conducted by FIAS Executive Director Sergey Tabakov and FIAS Sports Director Dmitry Maksimov. After the seminar, an exam took place, following which the participants were assigned the categories corresponding to their qualifications. Referees of the international category will be able to prove themselves in the near future — at the European Youth and Junior Championships and the European SAMBO Championships.

The competitions will be shown live on the FIAS website.

Schedule of the online broadcast of the European Youth and Junior SAMBO Championships and the European SAMBO Championships

May 26, Wednesday

10:00 — Preliminary meetings of boys and girls (2003-2005) U18

Youth (M): 53 kg, 58 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 79 kg, 88 kg, 98 kg, +98 kg;

Youth (W): 47 kg, 50 kg, 54 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 72 kg, 80 kg, +80 kg.

17:00 — Final bouts of boys and girls U18.

May 27, Thursday

10:00 — Preliminary meetings of juniors and juniors (2001-2002) U20

Juniors (W): 58 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 79 kg, 88 kg, 98 kg, +98 kg;

Juniors (M): 50 kg, 54 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 72 kg, 80 kg, +80 kg.

17:00 — Final bouts of juniors and juniors, awards ceremony.

May 28, Friday

10:00 — Preliminary meetings

Men: 58 kg, 71 kg, 88 kg, +98 kg;

Women: 50 kg, 59 kg, 72 kg, +80 kg;

Combat SAMBO: 64 kg, 79 kg, 98 kg.

17:00 — Final bouts, awards ceremony.

May 29, Saturday

10:00 — Preliminary meetings

Men: 64 kg, 79 kg, 98 kg;

Women: 54 kg, 65 kg, 80 kg;

Combat SAMBO: 58 kg, 71 kg, 88 kg, +98 kg.

17:00 — Final bouts, awards ceremony.

May 24—30 European Sambo Championship among Adults, Youth and Juniors Junior, Junior women, Youth men, Youth women  Cyprus, Limassol