Saturday, June 23, 2018

UrFU student Ilya Khlybov wins World Sambo Cup in St. Petersburg

Ural Federal University graduate student Ilya Khlybov won the World Cup in Sambo late last month in St. Petersburg.

This year is Khylbov's fourth win in the world championship, and his fourth consecutive gold medal. Khylbov is currently pursuing a master's degree from UrFU's Institute of Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Policy.

Altogether, the Russian Sambo team earned 15 gold, four silver and eight bronze medals at the 75th annual World Cup in Sambo. This year's event gathered 600 athletes from across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.