Wrestling

Kosovo recognised by United World Wrestling as part of sweeping reform agenda

By Paul Osborne 

United World Wrestling has confirmed substantial changes to its sports presentation, including colour changes to its mats and uniforms, and approved the provisional recognition of the Wrestling Federation of Kosovo ©UnitedWordlWrestlingUnited World Wrestling has today confirmed substantial changes to its sports presentation, including colour changes to its mats and uniforms, while the Wrestling Federation of Kosovo has been approved as a provisional member.

French Olympic wrestler handed year ban for missing doping tests

By Paul Osborne

Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year after missing doping tests ©Getty ImagesFrance's Beijing 2008 Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for one year for missing doping tests.

United World Wrestling launches campaign to develop sport for women

By Paul Osborne

United World Wrestling is launching a campaign that focuses on the development of women in wrestling ©United World WrestlingUnited World Wrestling has launched a new campaign to focus on the development of women in the sport across the globe.

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.
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