The National SAMBO Championships of Uzbekistan were held from 19 to 21 February in the Tashkent sports complex “Universal”.
The competitions were held in accordance with the updated FIAS rules in 7 weight categories among men, women and in Combat SAMBO. According to the organizers, about 800 athletes of the republic took part in the tournament.
As the national SAMBO Association of Uzbekistan noted, for the first time the country’s domestic championships were held in cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the National Anti-Doping Agency of Uzbekistan (UzNADA).
In the course of this cooperation, doping tests were organized for the winners and silver medalists of the tournament.
“These tests were introduced at the Uzbekistan Championships in order to ensure the implementation of the President’s decree, comprehensive training of athletes for international competitions, and prevention of various undesirable phenomena associated with doping,” the press service of the SAMBO Association of Uzbekistan said in a statement.