Lipetsk hand-to-hand fighters became champions of Russia. Gold was won by multiple world and European champion Vladimir Safonov and Evgeny Isaev.
Vadim Valitsky took silver, and Maxim Kozodaev, who competed for the first time, received two bronze medals.
The championship and championship of Russia in hand-to-hand combat in the discipline “self-defense” among boys and girls 14-15, 16-17, juniors and juniors 18-23 years old and among men and women took place in the capital. More than 150 athletes from 19 regions of Russia performed within the walls of the Dynamo Sports Academy.
“Congratulations to our athletes and the Igor Vorotyntsev School of Martial Arts on an excellent result!” commented the Department of Physical Culture and Sports of the Lipetsk Region.