The 2021 World SAMBO Championships will be held from 12 to 14 November in the capital of Uzbekistan – the city of Tashkent. Competitions in Sports SAMBO among men and women, as well as in Combat SAMBO among men will be held in the sports complex “Uzbekistan”. This tournament will be the first world championship where the winners will be determined in 7 weight categories.
Men: 58 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 79 kg, 88 kg, 98 kg, +98 kg.
Women: 50 kg, 54 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 72 kg, 80 kg, +80 kg.
Combat Sambo: 58 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 79 kg, 88 kg, 98 kg, +98 kg.
The prize fund of the World Championship is 231,000 US dollars. The distribution of the prize money will be as follows:
Gold medalist – USD 4,000;
Silver medalist – USD 3,000;
Bronze medalists – USD 2,000 each.
Athletes from 50 countries are expected to take part in the tournament: Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Venezuela, Guinea, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Israel, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran , Ireland, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Korea, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Mali, Morocco, Mexico, Moldova Mongolia, Niger, Netherlands, Republic of Belarus, Romania, North Macedonia, Serbia, USA, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Philippines, France, Croatia, Switzerland, as well as from the All-Russian Sambo Federation.
The competition will be held in special sanitary conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants of the World Championships will need to regularly take PCR tests, as well as comply with all sanitary standards.