Wrestling

Japan ends 2014 as top nation in female wrestling

By Gary Anderson

Triple Olympic champion Kaori Icho is one of four Japanese wrestlers to top the female world rankings list ©United World WrestlingFour female Japanese wrestlers top to their respective categories in the 2014 United World Wrestling rankings after impressive performances at this year's World Championships and Asian Games.

Tickets on sale now for 2015 Wrestling World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will be the venue for next year's Wrestling World Championships ©Orleans HotelAs the dust begins to settle on the Wrestling World Championships which drew to a close in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent today, ticket and hotel packages for next year's event in Las Vegas are already on sale.

Yarygin named first female vice-president of United World Wrestling

By Emily Goddard

Natalia Yarygin has been named as the first ever female vice-president of United World Wrestling ©Alexandr Oreshnikov/WrestRus.RuNatalia Yarygin, the widow of two-time Olympic wrestling champion Ivan Yarygin, has been named as the first ever female vice-president of United World Wrestling.

Soryan leads Iran to team gold by winning sixth title at World Wrestling Championships

By Gary Anderson

Iranian Hamid Soryan won his sixth world title on the final day of action in Tashkent ©Martin Gabor/United World WrestlingA sixth world title for Olympic champion Hamid Soryan helped Iran to team gold on the final day of action at the World Wrestling Championships in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent.

Cuban Núñez moves second on all-time list with another title at World Wrestling Championships

By Gary Anderson

Cubas Mijaín López Núñez has joined the greats of Greco-Roman wrestling with a fifth world title ©Martin Gabor/United World WrestlingCuba's Mijaín López Núñez cemented his place as one of the all-time greats by winning a fifth gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships with victory over Turkey's Riza Kayaalp in the final of the men's Greco-Roman 130 kilogram class.

Taishan announced as first new sponsor of United World Wrestling

By Gary Anderson

Taishan Sports Industry Group executive director Gang Cui (left) and United World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic sign a new partnership agreement in Tashkent ©United World WrestlingChinese sports equipment firm Taishan Sports Industry Group has been announced as the first new sponsor of United World Wrestling in a deal that runs until the end of 2020.

Three wrestlers strike first World Championship title in Tashkent

By Paul Osborne

Arsen Julfalakyan finally got his hands on gold with victory at the Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent ©United World WrestlingIt was a day of firsts at the Wrestling World Championships as Arsen Julfalakyan, Mélonin Noumonvi and Yuliya Tkach all secured their first ever world titles with victory in Tashkent's Gymnastics Palace arena.

Yoshida and Icho medal machine rolls on at World Wrestling Championships

By Paul Osborne

Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho recorded predictable wins to secure double gold for Japan at the Wrestling World Championship ©United World WrestlingJapan's Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho continued the impressive domination of their sport at the World Wrestling Championships at the Gymnastics Palace arena in Tashkent today. 

Japan claim two gold medals on first day of women’s action at Wrestling World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Japan claimed two gold medals on the first day of women's freestyle competition at the Wrestling World Championships ©United World WrestlingJapanese wrestlers won two of four gold medals on offer as the women's freestyle competition got underway at the Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent.
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