Sambo: Armenian fighter wins European title

Vachik Vardanyan from Armenia has become a European champion in combat sambo, a hand-to-hand fighting system popular in former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries.

According to the Armenian Sambo Federation, Vardanyan showed some great skills at the competitions in Bulgaria at the weekend, winning all fights on the way to the gold medal in his 68-kg division.

Another Armenian performing in the combat sambo section, Andranik Naghdalyan (w/c 74 kg), settled for a bronze medal.

Earlier in the competitions, Armenia’s fighters Ruzanna Sargsyan (w/c 48 kg), Tigran Kirakosyan (w/c 52 kg) and Ashot Danielyan (w/c 74 kg) became bronze medalists in sport sambo.