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In Vladikavkaz, the army hand-to-hand combat championship among the military personnel of the Southern Military District (SMD) has started.

More than 100 servicemen in 8 army teams take part in the competition. Military personnel compete in 7 weight categories from 63 kg to the absolute weight category over 93 kg.

The panel of judges of all-Russian qualification evaluates the strength and technique of the participants simultaneously at 3 equipped points.

The guests of the solemn opening ceremony were Assistant Commander of the Southern Military District for Physical Training Colonel Alexander Shutovsky and Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Soslan Kochiev.

Winners and prize-winners in their weight categories will receive prizes and valuable gifts from the command of the Southern Military District, and will also represent the Southern Military District at the championship of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

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