The Absolute Italian SAMBO Championship and the Italian SAMBO Championship for Beginners were held at the Telgate Sports Palace, a commune in Italy, which is located in the Lombardy region and is subordinate to the administrative center of Bergamo. The tournament was attended by both beginners and skilled athletes from the national team of the country.
“The event was a great success thanks to the joint work of the President of the Lombardy Regional Committee Paolo Leoni, Secretary General of the Italian Federation of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Shootboxing, Savate, Sambo (F.I.KBMS) Stefano Rigamonti and Federal Vice President Marco Bertoletti,” said Roberto Ferraris, head of the F.I.KBMS SAMBO Committee.
During the solemn opening ceremony of the tournament, distinguished guests awarded with a plaque of sporting merit the Lombard athletes who became winners at last year’s absolute championships, as well as to the national team sambo wrestler Mattia Galbiati, who won a bronze medal at the 2020 World Championships.
Then it was time for bouts on SAMBO mats. The victory in the Italian Championship among beginners (11-13 years old) was celebrated by Lombard athletes from the Paullese Gymnastics (MI) club and the Leonessa Brescia Academy (BS). After the end of their tournament, they turned into spectators of the Absolute Italian SAMBO Championship.
According to the organizers, a large number of sambists took part in the absolute championship of the country, thanks to which the competition for getting on the podium has seriously increased, especially when compared with last year, when the tournament was held in a pandemic.
The championship gave the audience a lot of bright performances. In the competition among women, a young athlete from Piedmont, Vittoria Tassone, demonstrated a memorable fight, and she had no equal in the weight category up to 50 kg. Promising newcomers showed themselves powerfully in the men’s tournament as well – in the absolute championship, Italian youths and juniors won several medals at once.