Sambo: Armenia’s junior fighter wins world title

Gor Mayilyan from Armenia has become a world champion in sambo, a hand-to-hand fighting system popular in former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries.

According to the Armenian Sambo Federation, Mayilyan showed some great skills at the World Youth and Juniors Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the weekend, winning all fights on the way to the gold medal in his 56-kg division.

At the championships in Sofia Armenian athletes also won four silver and two bronze medals, helping the nation finish third in team competitions, behind only Russia and Georgia.