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Details of the 2017 World Championship Seeding System

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (April 10) -- United World Wrestling has approved a seeding of the top four athletes in each weight category at the 2017 World Championships in Paris. The seeding is based on the results of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (BRA), the 2016 Senior World Championship in Budapest (HUN) and the 2017 Senior Continental Championships

The points will be awarded as follows:

*If a weight category only has one bronze medal (by example Nordic System), the athlete ranked in the fourth place will get 7 points.

The number of participants for each event also effects the points calculation. For instance, if at 70 kg, there were 40 participants at the World Championships, the world champion will receive 25 + 40 pts = 65 points. This way, competitions with many participants will award more points than the ones with fewer participants.

An athlete only receives points within the weight class they participated at the Olympic Games, World Championship and the Continental Championship. Seeding is also linked directly to the athlete, not the national federation. If the National Wrestling Federation replaces the concerned athlete, they will lose this position and the conventional drawing-of-lots shall be administered.

Position of the top seed athletes in the bracket

N°1:     He/She will be paired at the first position of the bracket (top of the upper part)
N°2:     He/She will be paired at the last position of the bracket (bottom of the lower part)
N°3:     He/She will be paired at the top of the lower part of the bracket
N°4:     He/She will be paired at the bottom of the upper part of the bracket

If there is a qualification round, the top seeded athletes will be paired last. If the number of athletes oblige the top seeds to participate in the qualification round then it will progress from N°4, N°3, N°2 and then N°1.

Example of a bracket with 17 to 32 athletes:

If the number of registered athletes is between 17 and 28, the top seeds athletes won’t have a qualification round. The bouts of the qualification round will be paired from the bottom to the top of the bracket by avoiding the top seeds.

  • If 29 athletes are registered, the top seed N°4 will participate in the qualification round.
  • If 30 athletes are registered, the top seed N°4 and N°3 will participate in the qualification round.
  • If 31 athletes are registered, the top seeds N°4, N°3 and N°2 will participate in the qualification round.
  • If 32 athletes are registered, we will have the perfect number and the competition will start from the 1/16 of finals for all the athletes.

This system will be also followed for the bracket with 9 to 16 athletes.

If one or several top seeds athlete(s) is not entered (replaced or not registered), the next top seed will take his place. No other athlete will be able to replace a top seed. Wrestlers shall be paired off in the order of the numbers they drew. 

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تعداد شرکت کنندگان هر وزن نیز بر محاسبه امتیازات تاثیرگذار است. برای مثال اگر در وزن 70 کیلوگرم 40 شرکت کننده در مسابقه‌های جهانی حضور داشته باشند قهرمان جهان 65=40+25 امتیاز دریافت می‌کند. در این سیستم مسابقه‌هایی که تعداد شرکت کنندگانش بیشتر باشد امتیاز بیشتری دارد.


هر کشتی‌گیر تنها در هر وزنی که در مسابقه‌های المپیک، جهانی و قاره‌ای شرکت کرده باشد، امتیازاتش در همان وزن محاسبه می‌شود. همچنین این سیدبندی مربوط به خود کشتی‌گیر می‌شود و به فدراسیون ملی او ارتباطی نخواهد داشت. اگر فدراسیون کشتی یک کشور فرد دیگری را جایگزین کشتی‌گیر مربوطه کند، موقعیت کشتی‌گیر قبلی در سیدبندی از بین می‌رود و کشتی گیر جایگزین شده به صورت قرعه‌کشی در مسابقه‌ها شرکت می‌کند.


موقعیت چهار کشتی‌گیر برتر در جدول هر وزن به ترتیب زیر است:


کشتی‌گیر شماره یک در سیدبندی: این کشتی‌گیر در مکان نخست قسمت بالایی جدول قرار می‌گیرد.


کشتی‌گیر شماره دو در سیدبندی: این کشتی‌گیر در مکان آخر از قسمت پائینی جدول قرار می‌گیرند.


کشتی‌گیر شماره سه در سیدبندی: این کشتی‌گیر در مکان نخست قسمت پایینی جدول قرار می‌گیرد.


کشتی‌گیر شماره چهار در سیدبندی: این کشتی‌گیر در مکان آخر از قسمت بالای جدول قرار می‌گیرد.


اگر دور مقدماتی نیز لازم به انجام مسابقه باشد، کشتی‌گیران برتر سیدبندی در پایین قرار می‌گیرند. اگر تعداد کشتی‌گیران شرکت کننده طوری باشد که چهار کشتی‌گیر برتر سیدبندی شده مجبور به حضور در دور مقدماتی باشند، به ترتیب از کشتی‌گیر چهارم تا نخست مبارزه خواهند کرد.


برای مثال جدولی که 17 تا 32 کشتی‌گیر در آن حضور دارند به ترتیب زیر است:


اگر تعداد شرکت کنندگان بین 17 تا 28 نفر است 4 کشتی‌گیر برتر سیدبندی، در دوره‌های نخست مسابقه نخواهند داد. بنابراین مسابقه‌های مقدماتی از انتها به بالای جدول خواهد بود تا کشتی‌گیران سیدبندی شده در دور نخست مسابقه ندهند.


اگر مسابقه‌ها 29 شرکت کننده داشته باشد تنها کشتی‌گیر شماره 4 سیدبندی در دور مقدماتی شرکت می‌کند.


اگر مسابقه‌ها 30 شرکت کننده داشته باشد، نفرات شماره 3 و شماره 4 سیدبندی در دور مقدماتی شرکت می‌کنند.


اگر مسابقه‌ها 31 شرکت کننده داشته باشد، کشتی‌گیران چهارم، سوم و دوم سیدبندی در دور مقدماتی شرکت می‌کنند.


اگر مسابقه‌های 32 شرکت کننده داشته باشد، تعداد نفرات کامل است و همه کشتی‌گیران از مرحله یک شانزدهم نهایی مسابقه‌های خود را انجام می‌دهند.


اگر یکی از 4 کشتی‌گیر برتر سیدبندی شده در مسابقه‌ها شرکت نکند و یا کشتی‌گیر دیگری جایگزین او شده باشد، نفر بعدی در سیدبندی جای او را خواهد گرفت و کشتی‌گیر دیگری نمی‌تواند جایگزین نفری که شرکت نکرده است شود.

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Weekly FIVE! January 28, 2020

By Eric Olanowski

Discussing Shiraev shinning in win over Olympic Champ Ramonov at the Ivan Yariguin and Aleksanyan's return to competition. Also looking at entries for the African Championships (February 04-09) and the updated rankings after the Matteo Pellicone.

1. Youngster Shiraev Shines in Win over Olympic Champ Ramonov 
Kurban SHIRAEV (RUS) just showed the wrestling world that he has the potential to be Russia’s next up and coming star and is a serious contender to be his nation’s representative at 65kg at the Tokyo Olympic Games. 

The 20-year-old captured his first gold medal on the senior circuit after picking up massive wins over U23 world medalists Islam DUDAEV (RUS) and Nachyin KUULAR (RUS), before taking out Rio Olympic champion Soslan RAMONOV (RUS) in the 65kg finals.

Against Romanov, the baby faced Shiraev trailed 1-1 on criteria with under 10 seconds left when he struck late with a throw-by and got behind Romanov for the match-deciding takedown. But the pair went out of bounds, and with three seconds left in the match, Shiraev said he knew Ramonov had one last attack in him. “I was wrestling till the end, even for the last 3 seconds.” The 2019 junior world silver medalist stopped Ramonov’s bulldozing attack and gave up a stepout, and hung on to win Ivan Yariguin title, 4-2.

“I am happy. I could make my relatives happy; I could make all my supporters happy. Thanks a lot, to all of them,” Shiraev said after his surprising victory.

Meanwhile, Magomedrasul GAZIMAGOMEDOV (RUS) proved that he belongs in the discussion with Zaurbek SIDAKOV (RUS) as Russia’s top guy at 74kg after winning the loaded bracket in Krasnoyarsk.

Gazimagomedov made his second appearance down at 74kg in the last 19 months and captured back-to-back Ivan Yariguin titles. The two-time 70kg world champion, made his ascent to 74kg starting at last year's Russian National Championships, nabbed a notable 10-0 win over 2014 world champion Khetig TSABOLOV (RUS), then edged reigning U23 world champion Razambek ZHAMALOV (RUS), 3-1, in the finals.

“I was fine-tuned as it was time to declare myself for the Olympic Games. I hope that I will be taken to the European Championships,” Gazimagomedov said. “In Russia, many understand that I will win against Sidakov, but perhaps we will not be allowed to meet on the mat because we don’t have a very transparent selection system.” 

Ivan Yariguin Freestyle Results 
57kg – Azamat TUSKAEV (RUS) df. Akhmed IDRISOV (RUS), 10-3
61kg – Aleksander BOGOMOEV df. Ramazan FERZALIEV, 11-5
65kg – Kurban SHIRAEV (RUS) df. Soslan RAMONOV, 4-2
70kg – Israil KASUMOV df. David BAEV, 5-5
74kg – Magomedrasul GAZIMAGOMEDOV (RUS) df. Razambek ZHAMALOV, (RUS), 3-1
79kg – Magomed RAMAZANOV (RUS) df.  Akhmed GADZHIMAGOMEDOV (RUS), 1-1
86kg – Artur NAIFONOV (RUS) df. Dauren KURUGLIEV (RUS), 2-1
92kg – Batyrbek TSAKULOV df. Alikhan ZHABRAILOV (RUS) 6-3
97kg – Bladislav BAITSAEV (RUS) df. Magomedkhan MAGOMEDOV (RUS), 6-5
125kg – Baldan TSYZHYPOV (RUS) df. Pavel KRIVTSOV (RUS), 14-6

Olga KHOROSHAVTSEVA (RUS) was one of five Russian women who won gold at the Ivan Yariguin. (Photo: Tony Rotundo)

2. Women’s Wrestling Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix
Unlike the freestyle side of the Ivan Yariguin where the Russian Federation swept the competition, the women’s gold medals were divvied up between Russia, Mongolia, Japan, and China. 

But, still, the Russian Federation inserted seven wrestlers into the finals and reached the top of the podium in five weight classes. 

Led by 55kg reigning world bronze medalist, Olga KHOROSHAVTSEVA (RUS), the host nation went a perfect four-for-four in gold-medal matches against Japanese opponents. Veronika CHUMIKOVA (RUS), Maria KUZNETSOVA (RUS) and Khanum VELIEVA (RUS) were the other three Russian wrestlers who downed Japanese opponents on their way to winning gold in Siberia's central city.

Ksenia BURAKOVA (RUS) was the lone Russian gold-medal winner who didn't beat a Japanese opponent in the finals. She pinned Zhamila BAKBERGENOVA (KAZ) in their finals meeting at 72kg.

TSOGTOCHIR Namuuntsetseg (MGL), BAATARJAV Shoovdor (MGL) and KHURELKHUU Bolortuya (MGL) were the trio of Mongolian wrestlers who won women’s wrestling titles in Krasnoyarsk. They nabbed gold at 50kg, 59kg, and 62kg respectively.

Japan and China each had a solo gold medalist. 

Japan’s lone champion was Umi IMAI, who defeated ERDENECHIMEG Sumiya (MGL), 7-2, in the 53kg finals. China’s solo champion was WANG Juan (CHN), who picked up a 7-5 win over OCHIRBAT Burmaa (MGL) in the 76kg gold-medal match.

Ivan Yariguin Women’s Wrestling Results 
50kg – TSOGTOCHIR Namuuntsetseg (MGL) df. Nadeshda SOKOLOVA (RUS), 7-2
53kg – Umi IMAI (JPN) df. ERDENECHIMEG Sumiya (MGL), 7-2
57kg – Veronika CHUMIKOVA (RUS) df, Andoria SAWA (JPN), 8-4
59kg – BAATARJAV Shoovdor (MGL) df.  Khadizhat MURTAZALIEVA (RUS), 8-0
62kg – KHURELKHUU Bolortuya (MGL) df. ULZISAIKHAN Purevsuren (MGL), 5-5 
65kg – Maria KUZNETSOVA (RUS) df. My IMAI (JPN) , 8-0
68kg – Khanum VELIEVA (RUS) df. Rin MIYAJI (JPN), 12-2
72kg – Ksenia BURAKOVA (RUS) df. Zhamila BAKBERGENOVA (KAZ), via fall (4:46)
76kg – WANG Juan (CHN) df. OCHIRBAT Burmaa (MGL), 7-5

Artur ALEKSANYAN (ARM) returned to action for the first time since injury defaulting out of world finals in Kazakhstan. (Photo: Tony Rotundo)

Aleksanyan Returns from Injury, Wins Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane 
Artur ALEKSANYAN (ARM) returned to the mat for the first time since injury defaulting out the 97kg world finals in Nur-Sultan with an apparent rib injury and reached the top of the podium in France at the Henri Deglane. 

“I felt good about (my performance), taking into account that it was my first tournament back,” Aleksanyan told United World Wrestling. 

The three-time world and Rio Olympic champion went 4-0 on his way to the 97kg gold medal in Nice, France. He outscored Kevin MEJIA (HON) and Valerian MURVANIDZE (GEO) 18-0 in his first two matches and locked up a spot in semifinals. 

"The White Bear" scored a one-point (2-1) semifinal win over Aliaksandr HRABOVIK (BLR), then downed Orkhan NURIEV (AZE), 3-1, in the gold-medal match.

“It took a while to recover after my injury, but I feel much better now. This is why I decided to participate in Nice, so after that, I can participate in the European Championships,” said Aleksanyan. 

Greco-Roman Results 
55kg – Amangali BEKBOLATOV (KAZ) df. Rudik MKRTCHYAN (ARM)
60kg – Murad MAMMADOV (AZE) df. Amiran SHAVADZE (GEO), 9-0 
63kg - Levan KAVJARADZE (GEO) df. Kerim MACHALIKASHVILI, via default
67kg - Ramaz ZOIDZE (GEO) df. Giorgi SHOTADZE (GEO), 8-0 
72kg - Ulvu GANIZADEH (AZE) df. Sanan SULEYMANOV, 6-2 
77kg – Demeu ZHADRAYEV (KAZ) df.  Karapet CHALYAN (ARM), 5-2 
82kg – Rafik HUSEYNOV (AZE) df. Aivengo RIKADZE (GEO), 2-1 
87kg – Kiril MASKEVICH (BLR) df. Nikolai STADUB (BLR), 8-1 
97kg – Artur ALEKSANYAN (ARM) df. Orkhan NURIEV (AZE), 3-1 
130kg – Sabah SHARIATI (AZE) df. Nurmakhan TINALIEV (KAZ), via default

Two-time U23 world champion Mohamed ELSAYED (EGY) is the headlining Greco-Roman athlete entered into the African Championships (February 04-09). (Photo: Tony Rotundo)

4. African Championships Begin Next Tuesday
We’re seven days out from the start first of three continental championships that’ll take place in February. The African Championships are up first and kick-off February 04-09 in Alger, Algeria. 

In total, 23 of last year’s 30 champions return to action looking to defend their crowns from a season ago. 

Second-ranked Odunayo ADEKUOROYE (NGR) headlines a group of nine women’s wrestling returning champions. 

Adama DIATTA (SEN), who is searching for his tenth African title, highlights a list of stars that includes eight reigning gold-medal winners.

Egypt’s pair of top-five ranked wrestlers, Mohamed ELSAYED and Abdellatif MOHAMED, are two of the six Greco-Roman wrestlers who are looking to win a second consecutive title.

The African Championships begin (with cadet and junior action) next Tuesday (February 4) at 10:30 local time and can be followed live on

Click HERE for the full set of entries for the 2020 African Championships.

14:00 - Technical conference – all SENIOR teams

8:30 - Medical examination and Weigh-in WW – GR / SENIOR
10:30 - Qualification rounds and repechage WW – GR / SENIOR
17: 00 - Finals WW – GR / SENIOR

8:30 - Medical examination and Weigh-in FS / SENIOR
10:30 - Qualification rounds FS / SENIOR
17:00 - Finals FS / SENIOR

Bajrang PUNIA (IND) inched his way closer to locking up a seed at the Olympic Games after winning the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event. (Photo: Kadir Caliskan)

5. Updated Rankings Published on United World Wrestling Homepage
With the Olympic Games seeding the top-four ranked wrestlers at each weight, the rankings couldn't hold any more weight than they do in 2020. The first set of 2020 rankings, which combine points from the Nur-Sultan World Championships and Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event, have been published on the homepage of 

Full breakdowns of each style will be released this week: 
Wednesday: Freestyle 
Thursday: Greco-Roman 
Friday: Women’s Wrestling

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