International tournament among youth in prizes of Nelson Stepanyan

October 10 2011

In the beginning of October in Yerevan has passed 2nd International youthful tournament on sambo-wrestling in prizes of twice Hero of Soviet Union Nelson Stepanyan, devoted to the 20th anniversary of the CIS and 20th anniversary of independence of Republic Armenia. Competitions have been lead with assistance of National Olympic committee of Armenia, Representation of federal agency “Rossotrudnichestvo” in Armenia and Armenian Sambo Federation.

In tournament have taken part more than 100 young men and girls struggled for the awards accordingly in ten and eight weight categories. Young sambo-wrestlers represented commands from 7 subjects of the Russian Federation (the Astrakhan, Leningrad, Nizhniy Novgorod, Sverdlovsk, Ulyanovsk, Moscow and Krasnodar regions), as well as cities of Armenia (Vanadzor, Gumri, Nor Achin, Idjevan, Yegvard, Artashat and Yerevan) and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The winners of tournament are:
Young men
Weight category up to 48 kg.
Vladimir Krasnogorodskiy (Vyksa, RUS)
Weight category up to 52 kg. Maxim Manukyan (Gumri, ARM)
Weight category up to 56 kg. Mikhail Diyanov (Vyksa, RUS)
Weight category up to 60 kg. Artur Davtyan (Armavir, RUS)
Weight category up to 65 kg. Edgar Mikaelyan (Armavir, RUS)
Weight category up to 70 kg. Artur Akopyan (Yekaterinburg, RUS)
Weight category up to 75 kg. David Oganesyan (Krasnodar, RUS)
Weight category up to 81 kg. Karen Simonyan (Yerevan, ARM)
Weight category up to 87 kg. Dmitry Torgashov (Yekaterinburg, RUS)
Weight category over 87 kg. Girayr Vardanyan (Yerevan, ARM)

Weight category up to 44 kg.
Yelizaveta Kulikova (Leningrad region, RUS)
Weight category up to 48 kg. Galina Pen’kova (Astrakhan, RUS)
Weight category up to 52 kg. Gulfiya Mukhtarova (Astrakhan, RUS)
Weight category up to 56 kg. Darya Sidnova (Leningrad region, RUS)
Weight category up to 60 kg. Viktoriya Misakyan (Yerevan, ARM)
Weight category up to 65 kg. Nelli Avetisyan (Yerevan, ARM)
Weight category up to 70 kg. Natalya Korotkova (Leningrad region, RUS)
Weight category over 70 kg. Alesya Kashleva (Moscow region, RUS)

Competitions became good check of forces before World championships among youth and juniors, which will start on October 13th in Riga (Latvia). Although on tournament in capital of Armenia there have not arrived first numbers of youthful commands in their weight categories.

Winners and prize-winners of the international tournament on prizes of Nelson Stepanyan was awarded diplomas, medals and memorable cups. For visitors of competitions excursions on historical seats of Armenia — to Echmiadzin, Garni, Ghegard have been organized.

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