FIRST SAMBO MEDALS OF ASIAN BEACH GAMES IN THAILAND

On November 12th, 2014 in Thailand on the snow-white beach of Phuket, right on the shore of the Andaman Sea, the first medal events in the history of sambo tournament within the Asian Beach Games were held.

19 November 2014 Michael Long
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[83252] [international_sambo_federation_fias] International Sambo Federation (FIAS)

On November 12th, 2014 in Thailand on the snow-white beach of Phuket, right on the shore of the Andaman Sea, the first medal events in the history of sambo tournament within the Asian Beach Games were held. 56 athletes from 15 Asian countries participated in sambo contest. Beach sambo differs a little from the classical sambo. The rules are modified; the combat lasts 3 minutes, without penalties and mat wrestling and till the 1st assessed movement. Also the uniform for the athletes and referees is modified, and tournament format is innovative: the fight takes place in 3 weight categories, for men and for women as well. During the 2nd tournament day there is a team competition. Athletes of the following weight categories: 68, 82 and 100 kg (men) and 52, 64 and 72 (women), came to the sambo beach to match their strength in new type of sambo.

The results of the 1st day of beach sambo tournament in the program of Asian Beach Games – 2014
Phuket (Thailand), November 12, 2014.

Women
Weight category up to 52 kg
1. Gulbadam Babamuratova (Turkmenistan)
2. Leila Konuspayeva (Kazakhstan)
3. Bhagwati Majhi (Nepal) and Shakhlo YULDASHEVA (Uzbekistan)
Weight category up to 64 kg
1. Tumen-Do Baaturgs (Mongolia)
2. Karen KHAMMAZ (Lebanon)
3. Nadia ASSAF (Syria) and Shokhista SAFAROVA (Uzbekistan)
Weight category up to 72 kg
1. Sainbuyan Bataa (Mongolia)
2. Nasiba Surkieva (Turkmenistan)
3. Supattra NANONG (Thailand) and Victoria OZDAEVA (Uzbekistan)

Men
Weight category up to 68 kg
1. Tumurkhuleg Davaador (Mongolia)
2. Arthur TE (Kyrgyzstan)
3. Minsuk ZHUNG (South Korea) and Bagdad ZHARYLGASSOV (Kazakhstan)
Weight category up to 82 kg
1. Tuvshinjargal Gan (Mongolia)
2. Yerzhan Kabdelov (Kazakhstan)
3. Tezhen TEZHENOV (Turkmenistan) and Josef KARIMYAN (Iran)
Weight category up to 100 kg
1. Cheron CHOI (South Korea)
2. Ekhsan KARIMYAN (Iran)
3. Eldor GULYAMOV (Uzbekistan) and Alaa Issa khamza KHAMZA (Iraq)
The second day of the Sambo Tournament at Asian Beach Games determined the names of the team tournament’s winners and medalists. Bronze medals were awarded to Mongolia and Uzbekistan teams, and Kazakhstan team was stronger than the athletes from Turkmenistan with score 3:2.

12 national teams participated in the Team Sambo Tournament at Asian Beach Games. The teams were mixed, 2 girls (52 and 72 kg) and 3 men (68, 82 and 100 kg) in each. The teams from Turkmenistan and Mongolia faced each other during the first semi-final. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan teams met during the second semi-final. The teams from Uzbekistan and Mongolia lost semi-finals and took the third step of the victory podium of the Team Sambo Tournament at Asian Beach Games.
The results of the Beach Sambo Team Tournament in the program of Asian Beach Games 2014
Phuket (Thailand), November 13, 2014
1. Kazakhstan
2. Turkmenistan
3. Mongolia and Uzbekistan

The President of FIAS Vasily Shestakov summarized the results of the sambo tournament within the framework of Asian Beach Games, “It’s definitely a success of sambo; we enhance our involvement in the world sports movement. This tournament was very interesting and spectacular. I would like to point that here, in Thailand, the medals were awarded to sambo athletes from Lebanon and Nepal. These countries almost never win international competitions. Of course, they got their first medals at these Asian Games. And obviously this tournament and medals are an additional opportunity and impetus for development of our combat in their countries. I would like to draw your attention to our specialists’ catch: beach sambo rules are very simple and easy to understand. In my opinion, it’s a strong and unconditional advantage of beach sambo that could be observed during these days for the first time in history.”