International boxing tournament kicks off in Kaspiysk

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Makhachkala, August 30, 2016. The XVIII International boxing tournament in memory of Dagestan state and public figure Magomed-Salam Umakhanov starts in Kaspiysk today.

The competitions will take place in the Palace of Youth, Sports and Culture named after Ali Aliyev. About 150 boxers from Belarus, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Moldova, Latvia, Poland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Sweden, Estonia, as well as from Russian regions will attend the sport event. Dagestani sportsmen will represent their native republic at the tournament.

As informed, athletes will compete in 10 weight categories: up to 49, 52, 56, 60, 64, 69, 75, 81, 91, 91 kg - among men and in three Olympic categories: 51, 60 and 75 kg - among women.

The semifinal and final competitions will be held on September 2-3.

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