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With Eye on Safety, Lithuania Returns to Practice Mats

By United World Wrestling Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania (May 22) -- With few cases of COVID-19 nationwide, Lithuania's top wrestlers are returning to the mat, albeit with safety precautions in place. 

Lithuania has only seen 1600 total cases of COVID-19 and 60 deaths. Despite the lower numbers the wrestling federation and the athletes are taking every precaution they can to ensure the health and safety of the wrestlers on the mat. The new guidelines for practice includes increased cleaning protocols, temperature checks, hand sanitization and face masks (for anyone not actively wrestling).

Athletes’ Commission member Mindaugas EZERSKIS mentioned the practices during Monday's Athlete Webinar with the commission and UWW President Nenad Lalovic. Ezerskis said the team is training during the week and taking weekends off with a focus on preparing for the Olympics and Olympic Qualification events. 

You can watch the full video, here.

Webinar

Webinar Schedule for June 1-5

By United World Wrestling Press

Webinar Schedule for 1-5 June

Topic:  Risk Management for Coaches by Vincent AKA

Date:  Tuesday, 2 June
Time:  11:00 - Zurich (UTC+2) – 5:00 - New York (Check your local time)
Language:  French
Level:  Introductory Level Coach
Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/93316757544

Topic:  Basic Point Scoring by Zach ERRETT

Date:  Wednesday, 3 June
Time:  14:00 - Zurich (UTC+2) – 8:00 - New York (Check your local time)
Language:  English
Level:  National Referees and Coaches
Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/96329354757

Topic:  Risk Management for Coaches by Zach ERRETT

Date:  Thursday, 4 June
Time:  16:00 – Zurich (UTC+2) – 10:00 - New York (Check your local time)
Language:   English     
Level:  Introductory Level Coach
Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/91290294940

Topic:  Basic Point Scoring by Carlos GARCIA

Date:  Friday, 5 June
Time:  17:00 - Zurich (UTC+2) – 11:00 - New York (Check your local time)
Language:  French
Level:  National Referees and Coaches
Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/95387107478

 

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Zach Errett, UWW Education Manager, at [email protected].