International Amateur Sambo Federation
In some countries, various types of women’s wrestling began to be cultivated long before its official recognition.
In the Soviet Union, it was born on the initiative of the Honored Trainer of the USSR L.B. Turilina, who trained athletes in sambo wrestling. In 1959-1960, the USSR champion in sambo, academician G.S. Tumanyan, organized a special course in combat sambo for students of the law faculty of Moscow State University. Continue reading
In 1984, the International Amateur Sambo Federation – FIAS was created (in 2001 it was renamed the World Sambo Federation – VFS). Its first president was the Spaniard F. Compte, vice president – D. Henson (USA). In 1985, FIAS was admitted to the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Continue reading