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On December 5 sport arena «Druzhba», «Luzhniki», Moscow hosted «Dinamo Cup in Team battles 5-by-5 in Modern Sword Fighting»

within the framework of world championship in historical medieval battle (HMB) «Dinamo Cup 2015». The competition was attended by athletes from 14 organizations from 12 cities of Russia: Ekaterinburg, Shadrinsk (Kurgan region), Volgograd, Kazan, Kirov, Bryansk, Kolomna Orekhovo-Zuevo, Kaluga, Obninsk, Korolev, Moscow.

There were five age categories: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 years old and it was difficult to say which age category had the most persistent struggle! Younger athletes were prepared as well as older fighters. All participants showed a high ability to work as a team, respond promptly to the changing situation during the battle and develop a strategy of winning their opponents. All fighters were able to harness their willpower, and, despite the unexpectedly loud music from the main scene, acted bravely and fearlessly.

There were 5 sets of medals in each age category. The winners in each category received a cup, medals, diplomas and swords. All team members, who took 2nd and 3rd places, received diplomas and medals, which will remind them of this unforgettable competition, where they overcame themselves and were the real heroes! Some teams participated in two age categories, and fought with those who were 1 or 2 year older than them. That was the real proof of their courage and bravery - the willingness to battle with stronger enemy!

We congratulate the Clubs with the best results! Honorary "Excalibur" (Moscow) was awarded with the big cup for the first place! The second place was taken by sportsmen from "Shadrinskoe Regional Department of FMSF of Russia" (Kurgan Region, Shadrinsk). The third place went to "KonGo-Junior» (Ekaterinburg)!

Here are the total medal results of the competition:

I place - "Excalibur", Moscow, 12 points

II place - "Shadrinskoe Regional Department of FMSF of Russia ", Shadrinsk, 10 points

III place - "KonGo-Junior", Ekaterinburg, 8 points

IV place - "Knyazhy Styag", Kolomna, 6 points

V place - "Varyag", Moscow, 5 points

VI place - "Istar", Kaluga, 4 points

VII place - "MARV", Volgograd, 3 points

VIII place - VIC "Noldor", Zelenodolsk, 2 points

IX place - "Paladin", Moscow, 1 point

IX place - "Ratny Styag ', Kirov, 1 point

IX place – Interregional Federation of Sports Sword, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, 1 point

We also thank the club from Obninsk, the club "Nurnberg" from Bryansk and "Bizon" from Korolev for participation and assistance in organizing the tournament.

All Clubs were awarded with diplomas for participation in the competition.

We would like to emphasize the high level of professional interregional executive judging, which was carried out by experienced judges from different regions of Russia: Volgograd, Bryansk, Zelenodolsk (Tatarstan), Shadrinsk, Kaluga, Moscow. Competitions were held in the atmosphere of intense but well-coordinated work of judges, who quickly and clearly reacted to the events on the battlefield. It played a crucial role in the battles since the fighters didn’t always control their "hits" and emotions, so sometimes we had to "sit" them down.

We sincerely congratulate all the winners, coaches and the captains of teams! It was a great work and efforts on the part of judges and organizers. Through this event FMSF stepped to a new stage of development. These competitions helped to understand the areas for growth in the competitions rules’ improvement and we will make every effort to update their implementation in tournaments in the future.

This highly successful «Dinamo Cup in Team battles 5-by-5 in Modern Sword Fighting» introduced new prospects for MSF, both in Russia and abroad. The representatives from "iron" clubs from Estonia, Finland, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Ukraine, new regions and cities of Russia were extremely interested about joining MSF-motion. We will gladly cooperate with everyone who is interested in it. The growing popularity of MSF in Russia, CIS-countries and Europe step forward for the last and it confirms the fact that MSF has great perspectives of development and will be more popular from year to year.

We enclose a full photo report from the event on the link: https:

Video from the event will be available in the near future.

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