Women's combat sambo will be part of the Pan American Championships in Colombia, which begin tomorrow.
Combat divisions are usually only contested by men but organisers of the event in Villavicencio opted to invite women as well.
Fifteen countries have entered the Championships, which will take place across three days.
Hosts Colombia will be joined by Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Sport and combat sambo will be held on days one and two at the Table Tennis Coliseum Idermeta, which usually hosts the bat and ball sport but has been converted for sambo.
On the final day, the action will move to the sand for beach sambo competitions at Bosconia Hotel Court.
Every participant has entered a bubble environment to meet COVID-19 restrictions, while Rosneft Oil has signed on as general partner.
The International Sambo Federation will stream the action live on its website.
Colombia was due to host the Championships last year, before the coronavirus pandemic forced a one-year postponement.
The country also staged the 2017 edition in Guadalajara de Buga.