Riga meets the youthful sambo forum!

October 11 2011

Two days remains to the beginning of the world sambo championships among youth and juniors which will pass in the Latvian capital, in the Olympic sports center (on a photo).

According to tentative estimations, in competitions will take part more than 500 sportsmen representing 25 countries. The quantity of participants has a little exceeded expectations of organizers of competitions, and the arisen problems with accommodation of arriving delegations were solved in the operative order — and most advantageously. Representatives of some countries have sent the application forms for participation in the championship much later officially stipulated deadline — literally for three day prior to the beginning of superiority, and this fact also makes preparations to championships more difficulty.

The city already lives forthcoming sports event. “Across all Riga hangs up banners, in boothes you can see the special editions, devoted to world championships, on TV constantly playing back advertising announcements, — Vsevolod Zeleny, the president of Organizing committee of the championship has told to a website eurosambo.com. — Veterans of the Latvian sambo-wrestling have recollected events of almost 40-years prescription when in Riga passed the adult European championship. One of our glorified veterans Jury Nikitin trained together with Henry Schultz — a legend of world sambo-wrestling, with such impatience waits world championship in Riga, that one week prior to actual start of tournament has addressed in organizing committee: where supposedly the championship, why does not begin?.. ”.

In opinion Vsevolod Zeleny, forthcoming competitions in Riga should lift the standards the organizations sambo tournaments in new height. In fact for the first time at these competitions the new system of accreditation will be tested. Besides for the first time in history of youth world championships it will be possible to look online translation of competitions on the Internet — on channel SAMBO.TV. Also interest to the Riga forum young sambo wrestlers was shown with channels “Russia-2” and “Fighter-TV”.

October 13—17, 2011 World Championships among youth and juniors Junior, Junior women, Youth men, Youth women  Latvia, Riga