2009 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Alexander Taran

Atlant Media

16 November, 2008

World mixed martial arts heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko (Russia), at the Sambo World Championships. Sambo, a Russian acronym for 'self-defense without weapons', is a martial art that combines striking, throws and submissions, with a reputation for its crushing leg-holds. Sambo was developed in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s as a combination of judo and regional wrestling styles, but now has an international following.

About the photographer

Alexander Taran

Alexander Taran was born in 1983. In 1999, he entered the photo studio Siluet at the Youth Creative Palace where had studied for four years under the direction of educator and ph...

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