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Beach Wrestling World Championships Set for Turkey October 6th-7th

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (August 17) – The Beach Wrestling World Championships are headed back to Turkey in 2018 with the coastal city of Mugla welcoming wrestlers from around the world for the two-day event.

The Turkish Wrestling Federation held the 2017 Beach Wrestling World Championships last October in Dalyan.

The championships will also be part of the qualification process for athletes competing in the 2019 World Beach Games, a quadrennial sporting event held next summer in San Diego. The Beach Games are managed by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), an important partner to wrestling inside the Olympic movement.

There will be additional qualification events held between now and April 2019 which will impact the final athlete rankings and the ten athletes per weight category who will be qualified. Note that a maximum of one athlete per national Olympic committee, per weight category allowed to be qualified.

The Turkish Wrestling requests that any interested national federations send their entry forms immediately as the Republic of Turkey may require extra time to process paperwork. Interested federations must also contact their nearest Turkish embassy or consulate and work with the Turkish Wrestling Federation to a letter of support for the visa process.