According to an “Artsakhpress” correspondent, the championship was organized by the Artsakh Sambo Federation.
Azat Andryan, an international referee and honored Sambo coach, stated that 151 athletes in 17 different weight categories from the Stepanakert and Martuni regions took part in the open championship.
“The athletes participated in the championship at a fairly high level. As we couldn’t take part in the Asian Championship due to the blockade, we decided to hold it here. Since 1997, our athletes have not been able to participate in the European and World Championships,” said A. Andryan.
The winners of the open championship were rewarded by the federation with certificates, diplomas, and cash prizes. The sporting event was attended by Karen Sargsyan, the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Armenia, who received a letter of appreciation from the Sambo Federation for his contribution to the development of Sambo in Artsakh.