Cadets SAMBO Cup of Ukraine was held in Bakhmut

April 25

Approximately 200 participants from 12 Oblasts of the country gathered to compete for the Cup of Ukraine among Cadets, its fights were on April 21-22 in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast. This was the first stage of qualification for the u-16 national team which would perform at the World Cadets SAMBO Championships by the end of this year.

The competitions on three mats had been welcomed by the Metallurg Athletic Indoor Arena which was, as witnessed by the tournament’s participants, “spacy and airy”. At the tournament’s opening ceremony, the spectators were charged with positive emotions. Thus, the local SAMBO federation presented a video dedicated to the implementation of the “SAMBO To Each And Every School” project in Donetsk Oblast. In the course of the competitions, the experts received the educational materials much sought-after locally. According to the National SAMBO Federation of Ukraine, in the framework of the project, 200 schools are scheduled to be duly equipped by the end of the current year (by now, over a hundred and a half of them have been provided with the mats and other SAMBO training gear).

During the opening ceremony, there was also staged an engaging quiz devoted to the World and Ukrainian history, as well as to the nuances of the SAMBO rules. The organizers had prepared about fifty questions and the equal number of T-shirts for those who gave the correct answers.

With real ardour, children were holding up their hands, to name the date of the first world championships, the first Ukrainian gold winners of the global and the USSR scale, the number of weight categories, and, of course, the official birthday of SAMBO, the 80th anniversary of which is celebrated in 2018.

One of the questions was to formulate the principle according to which the prize-winners in the team standings are determined since recently, that is, by the quality of the received awards. Needless to say, the team cups at the tournament in Bakhmut had been distributed according to the same medal ranking principle.

Team rank

1. Kharkovskaya oblast (4 — 4 — 0)

2. Dnepropetrovskaya oblast (4 — 3 — 2)

3. Donetskaya oblast (3 — 5 — 9)

Individual rank

Youth (W)

38 kg

1. Yarina FEDORCHENKO (Sumskaya oblast)

2. Irina SHEVCHUK (Rovenskaya oblast)

44 kg

1. Yelena KUSHNAREVA (Kiyev)

2. Valentina ROMANOVICH (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

3. Anastasiya SIKISH (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast)

48 kg

1. Yelena KRAVCHENKO (Zhitomirskaya oblast)

2. Anastasiya YANKO (Donetskaya oblast)

3. Yana VOLOSHINYUK (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast) and Anastasiya SIKISH (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast)

52 kg

1. Yekaterina GATSKO (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

56 kg

1. Alisa KANYUK (Sumskaya oblast)

2. Viktoriya KOVALENKO (Sumskaya oblast)

3. Polina VELICHKO (Donetskaya oblast) and Kristina GAVLOVSKAYA (Zaporozhskaya oblast)

60 kg

1. Yevgeniya SHEVCHENKO (Donetskaya oblast)

2. Mariya KUNEVICH (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast)

3. Valeriya BIRYUCHENKO (Zhitomirskaya oblast) and Ilona ZHUK (Odesskaya oblast)

65 kg

1. Diana YERMAK (Zaporozhskaya oblast)

2. Tat’yana SMIRNOVA (Donetskaya oblast)

3. Alina VETROVA (Sumskaya oblast) and Darina ZHUKOVA (Odesskaya oblast)

70 kg

1. Karina MIKHEYEVA (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

2. Vladislava BUTENKO (Sumskaya oblast)

+70 kg

1. Margarita BELKOVA (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

2. Yelizaveta MORENKO (Donetskaya oblast)

3. Ruslana KONONENKO (Donetskaya oblast) and Valentina STADNIK (Donetskaya oblast)

Youth (M)

42 kg

1. Maksim KAZNACHEYEV (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

2. Bogdan STRATAN (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

3. Aleksandr OSHCHEPKOV (Odesskaya oblast) and Andrey KOVAL’CHUK (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast)

46 kg

1. Stanislav SINYAVSKIY (Luganskaya oblast)

2. Vladislav STAROVEROV (Donetskaya oblast)

3. Vasiliy YAREMCHUK (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast) and Vladimir NESTEROV (Kiev)

50 kg

1. Bogdan BELKIN (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

2. Aleksey CHIKALOV (Zaporozhskaya oblast)

3. Kirill MAN’KO (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast) and Amir MOGAMMAD (Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast)

55 kg

1. Daniil ISAYENKO (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

2. Daniil KALMYKOV (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

3. Yevgeniy FEDENKO (Odesskaya oblast) and Timofey TARANICH (Odesskaya oblast)

60 kg

1. Nikita GONCHAROV (Donetskaya oblast)

2. Nikita SKLEMENYUK (Donetskaya oblast)

3. Maksim KIZYUK (Donetskaya oblast) and Aleksey DZYUBENKO (Donetskaya oblast)

66 kg

1. Dmitriy ALEKSEYEV (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

2. Yevgeniy TABAKIN (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

3. Nikita ZUBKOV (Luganskaya oblast) and Semen RAKITSYANU (Donetskaya oblast)

72 kg

1. Aleksey SEDLOV (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

2. Yegor GORNOSTAY (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

3. Vasiliy KUCHEROV (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast) and Bogdan BIBIK (Donetskaya oblast)

78 kg

1. Nikita BATIY (Zaporozhskaya oblast)

2. Aleksandr PETROV (Dnepropetrovskaya oblast)

3. Denis LITVIN (Sumskaya oblast) and Timur SAMEDOV (Rovenskaya oblast)

84 kg

1. Maksim RAZGONOV (Donetskaya oblast)

2. Roman KROKHMALEV (Zaporozhskaya oblast)

3. Nazar GONCHARENKO (Zhitomirs’ka) and Mikhail CHAPLIN (Donetskaya oblast)

+84 kg

1. David ALLAKHVERDIYEV (Odesskaya oblast)

2. Denis SMIRNOV (Khar’kovskaya oblast)

3. Daniil DOROKHIN (Donetskaya oblast) and Igor BASANETS (Sumskaya oblast)