Citizen of Kyrgyzstan Azamat Asakeyev won gold medal at sambo tournament within the 3rd World Nomad Games, which are finishing today in Issyk-Kul region.
The WNG program included many new sports. Mainly national martial arts of different countries were among them, for example, sumo (Japan), ssirym (South Korea), Mongol bokh (Mongolia) and gushtini milli kamarbandi (Tajikistan). Russia was represented by sambo.
At least 76 athletes from 23 teams participated in the tournament. Medals were played in seven weight categories. Kyrgyzstanis won a gold, a silver and three bronze medals. Azamat Asakeyev won the only gold medal, performing in weight category of 52 kilograms.
Kerim Allanurov, Rakhat Byashimov (both from Turkmenistan), Davlatjon Hamroev, Bekzod Karimov (both from Uzbekistan), Eset Kuanov and Ruslan Zharkunbaev (both from Kazakhstan) became champions in other categories.