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19 November , 18:36

Two Bashkiria athletes won medals at World Pankration Championship

The Ukrainian city of Kharkov hosted the World Pankration Championship to bring together over 400 representatives from 20 countries. Russia was represented, among other athletes, by Bashkir wrestlers.

An athlete from the republic Fizalia Sagidullina became the silver medalist in the weight category up to 50 kg, Radmir Khairullin became the bronze medalist of the tournament in the weight category 66 kg. The athlete had three bouts, having lost points to an athlete from Kazakhstan in the semifinals, the press service of the Ministry of Sports of Bashkiria reports.

Recall that pankration was included in the program of the first Olympic Games even before our era. Then it was revived already in the XX century according to a relaxed system of rules. In Russia, it has been developing officially for 25 years. Since 2017, it has been included in the United World Wrestling Federation. It is one of the types of mixed martial arts.

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina