Photo: the sumo Federation of Russia
April 21, in Tallinn starts the European championship on sumo. About it reported in a press release received by the editors”.ru”.
In the capital of Estonia will compete for 18 sets of medals in men and women: 16 in the individual event and two in the team. Russia at the continental championship will represent the team consists of 30 athletes, headed by Gennady Kaledin.
“One of the stages of training was the championship of Russia in Smolensk, then the athletes were made by individual plans. The main rivals of our sumo will be the Ukrainians, the Georgians and the poles,” — said the senior coach of national teams of Yuri Golubovsky.
Following the results of tournament in Tallinn will be played permits on the world Cup, which starts on October 16, 2019 in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA).
At the moment the Russian team at sumo is one of the strongest teams in the world. Since 2012, domestic sumoist seven times in a row won the team competition of European and world Championships.
Video, photo All from Russia.