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Putin congratulates Russian sambo wrestlers on performance at World Championships

November 26, 2013, 18:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, November 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory telegram to the Russian national sambo wrestling team, which has won all 27 medals at the Sambo World Championships in the city of St. Petersburg, the Russian northern capital, the official website of the All-Russia Sambo Federation reported on Tuesday.

In the congratulatory message Putin noted the high level of the national sambo school. “From all my heart I congratulate you on a big, triumphant victory. You have performed worthily at the Sambo World Championships in St. Petersburg, has won the medals in all disciplines and the top place in the team standings,” the telegram runs. “This success is one more confirmation of a perfect training of our wrestlers, leading positions of the Russian sambo school in the world. Certainly, this is a perfect present to all fans in the year when the 75th anniversary of our national type of martial arts is marked,” the telegram reads.

Russia has won 15 gold, four silver and eight bronze medals at the Sambo World Championships in St. Petersburg.

Sambo is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word Sambo is an acronym that is literally translated as self-defence without weapons.

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