The first Venezuelan beach sambo championship took place on September 28 in the Venezuelan resort town of Choroni, Aragua state.
The bouts were held on the beach Playa Grande (“Big Beach”).
87 athletes from 7 states – Aragua, Anzoategui, Barinas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Falcon, and Mérida – took part in the competitions.
The athletes competed for medals in five weight categories among women and in five among men.
“We keep on our intensive work on the development of SAMBO in Venezuela. We already have four specialized beach SAMBO clubs, and their number continues to grow. They serve as a kind of training centers in various cities along the coast of Venezuela. Furthermore, the Commission on the Development of Beach SAMBO was established as part of the Federation, which is headed by Emilio Alonso”, claimed Cesar Arteaga, President of the Venezuelan SAMBO Federation.
Team Standings of the 2019 Venezuelan Beach Sambo Championships:
1. Delta Amacuro (3 gold, 2 silver)
2. Falcon (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
3. Bolivar (1 gold)