Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Kaori Icho has lost on the mat for the first time in nearly 13 years after suffering defeat against Mongolia’s Orkhon Purevdorj at the Yarygin Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Reigning world champion Adeline Gray was among the gold medallists during the Rio 2016 freestyle wrestling test event, which took place from January 30 to 31.
Bulgaria’s Stanka Zlateva, the two-time Olympic silver medal-winning freestyle wrestler who recently retired, has claimed she was once offered cash to lose a World Championship final but declined to do so.
Ruslan Tiumenbayev, the Greco Roman wrestler who is one of just three Olympic medal winners from Kyrgyzstan, has been accused of drunkenly threatening a policeman with a pistol.
The Iran Wrestling Federation (IWF) has taken the decision to establish annual salaries for female coaches as part of its continuing bid to develop a robust women’s wrestling programme within the country.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has undertaken a major reshuffle of its coaching structure in a bid to improve its medal chances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
A ceremony has been held in Tehran to mark the 48th anniversary of legendary Iranian wrestler Gholamreza Takhti’s death.
American freestyle wrestling world champion Kyle Snyder has opted to return to collegiate competition this season, despite being given the opportunity to use an Olympic redshirt which would allow him to focus solely on training in the build-up to Rio 2016.
Olympic wrestling gold medallist Karam Gaber will miss the Rio 2016 Games after he failed in a bid to have his two-year ban overturned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
United World Wrestling’s (UWW) Executive Committee has approved a pre-selected list of referees for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Iran’s Bimeh-Razi were crowned World Wrestling Clubs Cup champions for the second successive year after earning a dominant victory in the finals against the American Titan Mercury Wrestling Club in Tehran.
World champion Frank Staebler made amends for a disappointing defeat on his last appearence in Baku by winning gold on the final day of the United World Wrestling (UWW) Golden Grand Prix Final in the Azerbaijani capital.
Russia, China and United States each claimed two gold medals on a day of women's action at the United World Wrestling (UWW) Golden Grand Prix Final at the Baku Sports Hall in Azerbaijan, while Hungary and Estonia added one win apiece.
Bekzod Abdurakhmanov of Uzbekistan and Georgia’s Elizbar Odikadze both silenced the home crowd with shock victories over Azerbaijani Olympic champions on the opening day of the United World Wrestling (UWW) Golden Grand Prix Final at the Baku Sports Hall.
Employees from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were treated to a demonstration of wrestling at the headquarters of United World Wrestling (UWW) in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.