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Official start of blind and visually impaired sambists

Photo: Anvar Ilyasov

Roman Novikov, Chairman of the FIAS Commission for Athletes with Disabilities is also In Astana.

I am engaged in the development of sambo among people with disabilities. In Asia, everything is well organized in this regard. For the first time, disabled sambists competed at this championship. Athletes participating in this competition in the 79 kg category will qualify for the World Games to be held in Saudi Arabia. Sambo is different from judo. Sambo is a more dynamic, mobile sport. The visually impaired people also mastered the sambo techniques. Fights well. There is a future for discipline. Today, we have only taken the first steps. Our goal is to gets into the Paralympic Games.