2020 World Championships

Executive Committee Confirms Wrestling World Championships for Belgrade in December

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (October 12) - The United World Wrestling Executive Committee today approved existing plans to host the 2020 Senior Wrestling World Championships December 12-20 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The committee approved the championships after receiving commitments from more than 70-percent of National Federations, a participation hurdle it had set for itself last month. The bureau will meet November 6th to discuss any changes to the event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and it’s impact on participation.

“We are cautiously optimistic about wrestling’s return in December,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC. “The safety of our athletes, coaches, and staff is our top priority and we will be taking every measure to ensure that happens in Belgrade.”

The Junior Wrestling World Championships, originally scheduled for the week prior, were cancelled after feedback from the national federations indicated concerns about the number of participants able to attend.

The Congress, originally scheduled for the same week, will be discussed in the coming weeks as more information is made available from national federations.

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UWW LIVE: Ismail Musukaev (HUN), 2019 World Bronze Medalist

By United World Wrestling Press

Ismail MUSUKAEV (HUN) claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships at 65kg. Originally hailing from Russia, Musukaev now competes for Hungary and has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. 

Musukaev joined Eric Olanowski to talk about his transfer from Russia to Hungary, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games through his run to a world bronze medal, and the improvements that need to be made in the next year to improve his world bronze to an Olympic gold.