Wrestling

Olympic and world champions lead the way in 2013 FILA freestyle wrestling rankings

By Gary Anderson

January 9 - London 2012 champion Jordan Burroughs is among those who finished top of the FILA 2013 freestyle world rankings ©AFP/Getty ImagesOlympic and world champions Jordan Burroughs, Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho were among the athletes to finish 2013 as the top ranked freestyle wrestlers on the official International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) World Rankings.

Koreans lead list of Greco-Roman wrestlers on FILA's 2013 world rankings

By Gary Anderson

January 8 - Kim Hyeon-woo of South Korea finished the year as world number one in the FILA 74kg Greco-Roman world rankings ©Getty Images South Korean's Ryu Han-su and Kim Hyeon-woo, along with Yun Won-choi of neighbours North Korea, occupy three of the seven top-ranked Greco-Roman wrestling positions on the end-of-year world rankings list released by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).

Russian double Olympic wrestling medallist dies in car crash

By Emily Goddard

Besik Kudukhov has been killed in a car accident ©Getty ImagesDecember 29 - Besik Kudukhov, the Russian freestyle wrestler who won Olympic silver at London 2012 and bronze at Beijing 2008, has been killed in a car crash at the age of 27.

Indian Deaflympics champion wrestler targets Rio 2016 Olympics

By Paul Osborne

Indian deaf wrestler Virender Singh hopes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics ©Rio 2016December 20 - Virender Singh, the Indian wrestler who won gold at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, is setting his sights on competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

FILA fulfils gender equality pledges by dropping two male wrestling events for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

The rule changes will provide two additional events for female wrestlers to ensure a more equal gender split ©Getty ImagesDecember 17 - The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has announced two male weight classes will be dropped from the Olympic programme to fulfil pledges towards gender equality ahead of Rio 2016.

FILA vice-president and head of Italian judo and wrestling federation dies after long illness

By Paul Osborne

Dr Matteo Pellicone President of FIJLKAM has died at the age of 78December 10 - Matteo Pellicone, President of the Italian Federations for judo, wrestling, karate and martial arts (FIJLKAM) and vice-president of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), has died aged 78.

Canadian Huynh elected chair of FILA Athletes' Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Canada's Carol Huynh was part of the FILA presentation to the IOC Session in Buenos Aires last monthOctober 22 - Canada's Olympic gold medallist Carol Huynh has been elected as the chair of the newly-formed International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) Athletes' Commission, it was announced today. 

Three Olympic gold medallists elected to new FILA Athletes' Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Japan's three-time Olympic gold medallist Kaori Icho will be part of FILA's new Athletes' CommissionSeptember 22 - Japan's three-time Olympic gold medallist Kaori Icho headed the seven names elected today to serve on the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles' (FILA) newly-created Athlete Commission.

South Korea grapples to double gold to bring World Wrestling Championships to a close

By Nick Butler

Ryu Han-Su celebrates one of two gold medals for South Korea on the final day of the wrestling world championships in BudapestSeptember 22 - South Korea won two Greco-Roman gold medals on the final day of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) World Championships in Budapest today, as both Iran and Russia also ended the eight-day event on a high.
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