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Oryol, August 24 - Young athletes from all over the World gathered in Oryol, Russian Federation, for the inaugural World Schools Championships in sambo.
With a support of the International Sambo Federation and International School Sport Federation, Russian School Sport Federation "The Youth of Russia" delivered a high level organised tournament with more than 200 athletes, boys and girls, competing.
The championship was additionally supported by the Russian Ministry of Sport, government of the Oryol region, the Russian Sambo Federation and All Russian Student Sambo League.
Sambo is one of the newest sports in the ISF which has been officially accepted in April 2018 after signing a MoU with the International Sambo Federation (FIAS).
With an incredible Opening Ceremony, delivered by the students and opened with a message of encouragement from the president of the Russian Federation - Mr Vladimir Putin, the competition officially began on Thursday, August 23.
List of the ISF members attending:
Winners of the day 1 Winners of the day 2
During the tournament, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the ISF president Mr Laurent Petrynka and Mr Andrei Evgenevic Klitchkov, Interim Governor of the Oryol region, Mr Andrei Ivanovic Usikov, Deputy Head of social policies of the Oryol region, Mrs Marina Vladimirovna Tomilova, Vice Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation, Mr Venniamin Shaevic Kaganov, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation and the president of the All Russian Sambo student league, Mr Sergei Vladimirovic Eliseev, President of the Russian and European Sambo Federations and Alan Mihailovic Abaev, president of "the Youth of Russia".
The tournament was live streamed to the Russian School Sport Federation of Oryol; see the archive here.
Photo galleries: visit the ISF Combat Games or Russian School Sport Federation of Oryol Facebook page.
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