In St. Petersburg, the 5th World Championship in hand-to-hand fighting ended, in which more than 200 athletes from 37 countries competed for 31 sets of medals. Fights took place in 19 weight categories - 10 men categories and 9 women categories.
Among men in their weight categories, an adjunct of the V.Ya. Kikot Moscow University of the MIA of Russia Police Captain Maksim Efremenko and policeman of the Police Patrol Service of the MIA of Russia Division for the Suzdalsky District of the Vladimir Region Junior Sergeant of Police Movsar Baimaskhanov became the winners. Lieutenant of Police Marat Shakhvaledov, a tutor of the Chair of physical training and applied martial arts of the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, won the bronze medal.
The highest medals in the women's competition were won by two police officers from the Stavropol Territory. Police Senior Sergeant Anna Gladkikh in the final match defeated an athlete from the Republic of Belarus with a clear advantage in points, and a probationer of the police squad of a detached platoon of the Police Patrol Service Malika Shakhidova was stronger than her opponent from the Republic of Uzbekistan.
For Malika Shakhidova those competitions were the first for the period of service in the internal affairs bodies, whereas police Senior Sergeant Anna Gladkikh had repeatedly become the winner and prize winner at competitions of various levels. She holds titles of champion of Russia and Europe in kickboxing.
In addition to the medals, the winners and prize-winners of the 5th World Championship in hand-to-hand fighting were awarded respective certificates.
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