Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk region)
The athletes of the UMMC CS won the gold and bronze medals at the championships and World SAMBO Championships held from November 5 to 8 in Serbian Novi Sad.
Vladimir Gladkikh won gold in the under 57 kg category at his debut world championship.
And German Sorokin (up to 52 kg) won the bronze medal of the World Youth Championship.
As a silver medal winner of the Russian Gladkikh Championship was supposed to take part in the European Championship in Yekaterinburg, which was later canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, fate decreed otherwise, and Vladimir got a chance to play in a tournament of a higher rank, after the first number of the national team, the champion of Russia-2020 Muscovite Sayan Hertek, was out of action. As a result, Gladkikh justified the confidence of the coaches by 100%. Having consistently dealt with his rivals in the preliminary stages, he also showed great experience and class in the final. Having tactically competently built a duel with Akmaliddin Karimov from Tajikistan, Gladkikh calmly and confidently kept a minimum advantage of 1: 0 up to the referee's victory whistle. noted on November 8.
In order to compete for the "gold", Sorokin did not have quite enough. The semifinal match with Iulian Arapan (Moldova) was full of mutual chances, but in the end the Moldovan athlete turned out to be stronger and snatched the victory with a score of 4; 2. Sorokin's disappointment knew no bounds. But he quickly managed to pull himself together and in the fight for the third place ahead of schedule defeated Dmitry Zhebchuk (Ukraine), having performed an effective painful hold.
- For Herman, this was the first international start. Therefore, I am sure that this is only his first step to great victories, ”Mikhail Sukhanov, coach of the UMMC CS, assessed the performance of the ward.
In total, Sverdlovsk sambo wrestlers won 12 awards of various denominations in Serbia.