2008 World Sambo Championships

The 2008 World Sambo Championships was held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 13 to 17 of November, 2008. This tournament included competition in both sport Sambo, and Combat Sambo.

Also See 2010 World Sambo Championships, 2009 World Sambo Championships, 2007 World Sambo Championships, and the 2006 World Sambo Championships

2008 World Sambo Championships

Categories

  • Combat Sambo: 52 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, 68 kg, 74 kg, 82 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg
  • Men's Sambo: 52 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, 68 kg, 74 kg, 82 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, +100 kg
  • Women's Sambo: 48 kg, 52 kg, 56 kg, 60 kg, 64 kg, 68 kg, 72 kg, 80 kg, +80 kg

Medal overview

Combat Sambo Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Half-flyweight (52 kg)
 Anatoli Shitsak (RUS)  Almaz Suliemanov (UZB)  Sergii Chornyi (UKR)
 Vahe Otarjan (ARM)
Flyweight (57 kg)
 Denis Emelyukov (RUS)  Edgar Borger (VEN)  Karim Mukadov (LTU)
 Marko Kosev (BUL)
Half-lightweight (62 kg)
 Ivan Davidenko (RUS)  Baasankhun Damlanpurev (MGL)  Artemij Sitenkov (LTU)
 Igor Severin (UKR)
Lightweight (68 kg)
 Murat Ristov (RUS)  Vachik Vardanyan (ARM)  Ozod Pardaev (UZB)
 Sergej Grecicho (LTU)
Welterweight (74 kg)
 Vener Galiev (RUS)  Viktor Tomashevic (LTU)  Alexander Fedorov (EST)
 Tougol Arapbaj Uulu (UZB)
Half-middleweight (82 kg)
 Andrey Safyanenko (RUS)  Rosen Dimitrov (BUL)  David Grigoryan (ARM)
 Darius Stankevichius (LTU)
Middleweight (90 kg)
 Mikhail Zayats (RUS)  Eldor Gujamov (UZB)  Rumen Dimitrov (BUL)
 Georgy Yemelanov (KAZ)
Half-heavyweight (100 kg)
 Dmitiri Zabolotnyi (RUS)  Sebastian Lebebe (FRA)  Vladimir Dzhih (UKR)
 Zarif Rasulov (UZB)
Heavyweight (+100 kg)
 Blagoi Ivanov (BUL)  Janosch Stefan (GER)  Fedor Emelianenko (RUS)
 Vladimir Bezegev (UKR)

Men's Sambo Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Half-flyweight (52 kg)
 Yerbolat Baibatirov (KAZ)  Valeriy Soronokov (RUS)  Islam Qasimov (AZE)
 Andrei Kurlypa (BLR)
Flyweight (57 kg)
 Anton Mashkovich (BLR)  Oleksey Poltavtsev (UKR)  Timur Gallymov (RUS)
 Vahan Vardanyan (ARM)
Half-lightweight (62 kg)
 Ilea Khlybov (RUS)  Andrey Kashtanov (UKR)  Hidehiko Matsumoto (JPN)
 Azamat Mykanov (KAZ)
Lightweight (68 kg)
 Sergei Shibanov (RUS)  Damir Muhidov (UZB)  Dmitriy Babiychuk (UKR)
 Luis Adriansa (VEN)
Low-middleweight (74 kg)
 Viktor Savinov (UKR)  Aleksander Sharov (RUS)  Georgi Georgiev (BUL)
 Araz Muxtarov (AZE)
Half-middleweight (82 kg)
 Rais Rakhmatullin (RUS)  Magomed Abdulganilov (BLR)  Akram Ishov (UZB)
 Vladimir Goloven (UKR)
Middleweight (90 kg)
 Andrei Kazusionak (BLR)  Munkhbaysgalan Dorjdermen (MGL)  Eduard Kurginyan (ARM)
 Sanmartin Echarte (ESP)
Half-heavyweight (100 kg)
 Evgeniy Isaev (RUS)  Yauhen Biadulin (BLR)  Shinji Taya (JPN)
 Nabimykhamat Khorkashev (TJK)
Heavyweight (+100 kg)
 Vitaly Minakov (RUS)  Yury Rybak (BLR)  Ivan Iliev (BUL)
 Munkhbaatar Khadbaatar (MGL)

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (48 kg)
 Elena Bondareva (RUS)  Kelbet Nugazina (KAZ)  Nomin Erdenechime (MGL)
 Tatiana Moskvina (BLR)
Half-lightweight (52 kg)
 Sneljina Vasileva (BUL)  Luisaigna Campos (VEN)  Lenaniya Mingaqzova (KAZ)
 Susanna Mirzoyan (RUS)
Lightweight (56 kg)
 Natalia Aranovoskaya (RUS)  Elitsa Razheva (BUL)  Sayaka Shioda (JPN)
 Heriman Rodrigueza (VEN)
Welterweight (60 kg)
 Mariya Yancheva (BUL)  Yanquelina Lopez (VEN)  Arina Pchelintseva (RUS)
 Katsiarina Prakapenka (LTU)
Half-middleweight (64 kg)
 Ekaterina Goldberg (RUS)  Adriana Cherar (ROU)  Alina Boikova (UKR)
 Saynzhargal Batbataar (MGL)
Middleweight (68 kg)
 Evija Pukite (LAT)  Marina Baranov (RUS)  Luiza Gainutdinova (UKR)
 Nasiba Surkieva (TKM)
Super-middleweight (72 kg)
 Svetlana Galantr (RUS)  Maryia Kuzniatsova (BLR)  Natalia Smal (UKR)
 Nevenka Chopovic (SRB)
Half-heavyweight (80 kg)
 Mariya Oryashkova (BUL)  Anna Subbotina (RUS)  Dulmaa Yadmaa (MGL)
 Marina Prischepa (UKR)
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
 Irina Rodina (RUS)  Natalia Melnikava (BUL)  Angelika Sopp (EST)
 Santa Pakenyte (LTU)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia175527
2 Bulgaria52310
3 Belarus2428
4 Ukraine121114
5 Kazakhstan1135
6 Latvia1001
7 Uzbekistan0347
8 Venezuela0336
9 Mongolia0246
10 Lithuania0167
11 Armenia0134
12 France0101
 Germany0101
 Romania0101
15 Japan0033
16 Azerbaijan0022
 Estonia0022
18 Serbia0011
 Spain0011
 Tajikistan0011
 Turkmenistan0011
22 Algeria0000
 Austria0000
 Belgium0000
 Cameroon0000
 Canada0000
 Colombia0000
 Cyprus0000
 Czech Republic0000
 Ecuador0000
 Finland0000
 Great Britain0000
 India0000
 Indonesia0000
 Ireland0000
 Israel0000
 Italy0000
 Jordan0000
 Kyrgyzstan0000
 Lebanon0000
 Malaysia0000
 Moldova0000
 Morocco0000
   Nepal0000
 New Zealand0000
 Pakistan0000
 Panama0000
 Peru0000
 Poland0000
 Slovakia0000
 Slovenia0000
 South Korea0000
 Syria0000
 Thailand0000
 Tunisia0000
 Turkey0000
 United States0000
 Yemen0000
Totals (58 nations)272755109

External links

2007 World Sambo Championships

The 2007 World Sambo Championships was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 7 to 11 November 2007.

This tournament hosted competition in Combat Sambo, and sport Sambo events.

Also See 2010 World Sambo Championships, 2009 World Sambo Championships, 2008 World Sambo Championships, and the 2006 World Sambo Championships

2009 World Sambo Championships

The 2009 World Sambo Championships was held in Thessaloniki, Greece between the 5th and 9 November 2009.

This tournament included competition in both sport Sambo, and Combat Sambo.

Also See the 2010 World Sambo Championships, 2008 World Sambo Championships, 2007 World Sambo Championships, and 2006 World Sambo Championships

2010 World Sambo Championships

The 2010 World Sambo Championships was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan between 4 and 8 November 2010.

This tournament included competition in both sport Sambo, and Combat Sambo.

Also See 2009 World Sambo Championships, 2008 World Sambo Championships, 2007 World Sambo Championships, and the 2006 World Sambo Championships

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