Sambo: Four medals for Team Armenia at European championships

Armenian fighters have won four medals at the European Sambo championships recently held in Crema, Italy.

On the last day of competitions Vachik Vardanian (68 kg) brought a silver medal to Armenia, the Sambo Federation of Armenia said on its website.

Earlier, Tigran Kirakosyan (52 kg) won silver, while Sose Balasanyan (52 kg) and Mavrik Nasibyan (74 kg) became bronze medalists.

Sambo is a Russian acronym for unarmed self-defense and is a hand-to-hand fighting system developed in the Soviet armed forces. It later grew into a sport that is currently mostly popular in former Soviet and Eastern bloc countries.