MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation, the sambo championship among military units and subdivisions of the formation, dedicated to the memory of the Honored Coach of Russia Nikolai Bolshakov, has come to an end.
More than 60 athletes took part in the competition in 14 teams, including three masters of sports of Russia, five candidates for master of sports and eight athletes who have the first category in this kind of single combat.
The overall team first place was won by the sambists of the Alexander Nevsky Guards Airborne Assault Regiment. The second were the athletes of the Torun guards air assault regiment, the third place was taken by the paratroopers of the guards artillery regiment of the formation.
According to the results of the competition, from among the best fighters of the unit, three teams of eight people in each were selected, which will represent the Pskov Guards unit of the Airborne Forces at the SAMBO championship of the Airborne Forces.
Nikolai Ivanovich Bolshakov was a master of sports in three types of wrestling at once, he was a multiple champion of the Armed Forces of the USSR.
Standing at the origins of the development and popularization of sambo wrestling and army hand-to-hand combat in the Airborne Forces, he brought up more than one generation of paratroopers who glorified their kind of troops.
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