Team Philippines scores 5 medals at Sambo Championships in Indonesia

Philippine Sambo Championship
Sambo Pilipinas fighters brought home medals after competing against participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and host country Indonesia. Credits to SAMBOPilipinas

Team Philippines went to the winners’ podium 5 times to receive medals at the 2nd Southeast Asian Sambo Championship in Kota Bandung, Indonesia.

Team Philippines won two gold, two silver, and one bronze medal in the competitions held on June 22.

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Chino Sy Tancontian delivered the first gold for Team Philippines in the Men’s Sambo -82 kilograms division. The 18-year old Filipino Sambo fighter from Davao City subdued his opponent Fauji Rizki of Indonesia with an 8-point win and a timely leg throw.

The second gold was won by Patrick Paul Manicad in his fight at the -74 kg Combat Sambo division.

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The Filipino Sambo team also clinched silver medals through Helen Aclopen in Women’s Sports Sambo -52 kgs division and Jedd Andre Kim in Men’s Sports Sambo -74 kgs division.

Patrick dos Santos bagged the team’s bronze medal in the Men’s -82 kgs Combat Sambo.

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Sambo is a martial art and combat sport which is similar to Judo and Jujitsu with the addition of wrestling and self-defense systems.

The sport originated in Russia and is now included in the list of sports in the Southeast Asian Games.

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The Filipino Sambo fighters brought home medals and honor after competing against participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and host country Indonesia.

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.