15 countries set to participate in “Baikal Cup”


The 2019 International Combat Sambo tournament “Baikal Cup” will be held on September 3 in Irkutsk, Russia. More than a hundred sambists from 15 countries will take part in this year’s event, which will be held at the “Turd” Sports Palace.

Sambists from Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will compete for the “Baikal Cup” in 9 weight categories.

This year’s tournament will mark the three-year anniversary of the “Baikal Cup”. In 2018, 97 fighters participated, as Russian sambists claimed gold in 8 of the 9 categories.

This year, viewers expect not only interesting fights but also a rich show program. In the morning, preliminary matches will be held, following the results of which the final pairs are formed. Decisive fights will take place in the evening part of the program, which starts at 19:00 local time.

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