|Current event or competition:|
2018 World Sambo Championships
|Organiser||Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS)|
The World Sambo Championships are the main championships in Sambo and Combat Sambo, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS).
Sambo is a Soviet martial art and combat sport. It originated in the Russian SFSR in Soviet Union. The word "SAMBO" is a portmanteau for samozashchita bez oruzhiya, which literally translates as "self-defence without weapons". Sambo is relatively modern, since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet NKVD and Red Army to improve hand-to-hand combat abilities of the servicemen. It was intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts.
International Federation of Amateur SAMBO is the world governing body for the sport of Sambo.
The first World Sambo Cup took place in 1977 in Oviedo, Spain.Two years later, the first Youth World Championships were held in Madrid, Spain.
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. Oviedo is located approximately 24 km (15 mi) southwest of Gijón and 23 km (14 mi) south of Avilés, both of which lie on the shoreline of the Bay of Biscay. Its proximity to the ocean causes Oviedo to have a maritime climate, in spite of its not being located on the shoreline itself.
Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), surpassed only by London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).
In 1984, an assembly of the Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (FILA), now known as the United World Wrestling, chose to create an independent federation for sambo, the Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS). On 13 June 1984, a constitutive General Assembly of the FIAS was held in Madrid, in which delegates from 56 countries took part. Fernando Compte was elected the first president of FIAS.
United World Wrestling (UWW) is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling; its duties include overseeing wrestling at the Olympics. It presides over international competitions for various forms of wrestling, including Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling for men and women, as well as others. The flagship event of UWW is the Wrestling World Championships. It was formerly known as the FILA, having assumed its current name in September 2014.
The first championships for women was held in 1983 in Madrid, Spain.
Current weight classes:
|52 kg||48 kg|
|57 kg||52 kg|
|62 kg||56 kg|
|68 kg||60 kg|
|74 kg||64 kg|
|82 kg||68 kg|
|90 kg||72 kg|
|100 kg||80 kg|
|+100 kg||+80 kg|
|5||1981||February 28 – March 1||10||12|
|7||1983||September 30 – October 1||10||8|
|27||2003||October 18 |
|28||2004||June 16–21 |
|29||2005||October 21–23 |
|30||2006||September 30 – October 2 |
Since 1979, championships are held for youth and junior wrestlers.There are also World Masters Sambo Championships.
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