The Kyrgyzstan SAMBO Championship was held in Bishkek. FIAS

The Kyrgyzstan SAMBO Championship was held in Bishkek from February 23 to 25. About 300 athletes from different regions of the country took part in the competitions held at the Sports Palace named after Kozhomkul. Medals were awarded in Sport SAMBO and Combat SAMBO among both men and women.

The championship became a qualifying tournament for the formation of the Kyrgyz national team, which will take part in international SAMBO competitions this year. It is gratifying that the stands of the Sports Palace were full of spectators and television viewers from all over the country watched the competition live," noted the President of the Kyrgyz Sambo Federation, Aziz Ibraev. 

He also expressed confidence that the World SAMBO Cup, to be held in Kyrgyzstan in mid-August, would be no less popular with spectators. The tournament will be one of the qualifiers for the 2025 World Games in Chengdu, China.

The national SAMBO championship has been organised with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic.