Wrestling

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.

Russia dominate day two of Wrestling World Championships with three freestyle gold medals

By Gary Anderson

Russia dominated the freestyle wrestling competiton in Tashkent winning five gold medals ©United World WrestlingRussia sealed the team title at the Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent after winning three more freestyle world titles on the second day of action in the Uzbekistan capital.

Russia open up with two golds on first day of Wrestling World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Khetik Tsabolov was one of two Russian world champions crowned on the first day of action in Tashkent ©United World WrestlingKhetik Tsabolov and Abdulrashid Sadulaev ensured Russia emerged as the top nation on the opening day of the Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent, while freestyle world titles also went the way of Turkey and North Korea.

Lalovic re-elected as President of United World Wrestling

By Emily Goddard

Nenad Lalovic has been elected to a six-year term as the President of United World Wrestling ©United World WrestlingNenad Lalovic has been re-elected for a six-year term as the President of wrestling's world governing body on a day that saw the organisation's name officially change from the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles to United World Wrestling.

British wrestler Hosseinpoor banned for two years after positive drugs test

By Zjan Shirinian

Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for tamoxifen ©AFP/Getty ImagesBritish wrestler Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for drugs during his country's Senior Wrestling Championships.

Ebola-hit nations should be banned from World Wrestling Championships, warn Uzbekistan

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

It is has reportedly been recommended that athletes from Ebola-hit nations are not allowed to participate at the World Wrestling Championships, taking place in Tashkent ©Wikimedia CommonsUzbekistan's Public Health Ministry has reportedly recommended that athletes from countries affected by Ebola are not invited to next month's World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent.

India and Canada wins two titles apiece on final day of wrestling action at Glasgow 2014

By Nick Butler at the SECC Precinct in Glasgow

Yogeshwar Dutt of India celebrates a fifth gold for India ©AFP/Getty ImagesIndia's Yogeshwar Dutt provided a highlight on the final day of action on the mat as he earned his country's fifth wrestling gold medal here in the under 63kg freestyle category, but Canada also scooped double gold to end with seven victories overall.
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