The Grand Prix of Germany in Sambo was held in Marburg. Many teams participated in the tournament, represented by Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Turkey and Afghanistan . The German club “SAMBO COMBAT Eisbären Heidenheim e.V.” took third place in the team event.
"We showed a decent result. They won two gold and two silver medals. I want to mention some of our athletes: Vladislav Furman and Anatoly Anaskin. They did not lose a single point to their rivals, “says Yevgeny Furman, club president. According to him, “SAMBO COMBAT Eisbären Heidenheim e.V.” for the first time won gold in combat sambo. The medal was brought by Valery Karabajak, and Vyacheslav Gaidarli received silver in the weight category + 100 kg. “We liked the tournament, we were well received,” Karabajak said. “Victory was easier than I expected.”