Late Additions Mongolia and India Hope to Play Spoiler at World Cup
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 22:18 By Tim Foley
IOWA CITY, United States (April 3) – Men’s freestyle powers Mongolia and India have been added to the 2018 Men’s Freestyle World Cup. The nations will take the group positions of Iran and Russia, respectively.
The lineup change came this week after Russia suffered significant delays in the approval of their visas. The Wrestling Federation of Iran withdrew in March.
Group A will now be the United States, Georgia, Japan and India, while Group B will be Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
Mongolia brings a talented team of high-ranking youngsters to Iowa City, with five holding top position in the World Rankings. Of special note to wrestling fans is world No.1 Turtogtokh LUVSANDORJ (92kg), who wrestled collegiately in the United States and is expected to receive a warm welcome by the Iowa fans.
Freestyle World Cup Schedule
Saturday, April 7 (All Times, CST)
10:00am: United States v. India (Mat A) // Mongolia v. Kazakhstan (Mat B)
11:15am: Japan v. Georgia (Mat A) // Azerbaijan v. Cuba (Mat B)
-- 2:00 pm: Opening Ceremonies --
2:30pm: United States v. Japan (Mat A)
4:30 pm: Mongolia v. Cuba (Mat B)
5:45 pm: India v. Georgia (Mat A) // Azerbaijan v. Kazakhstan (Mat B)
Sunday, April 8 (All Times, CST)
10:00am: United States v. Georgia (Mat A) // Mongolia v. Azerbaijan (Mat B)
11:15am: India v. Japan (Mat A) // Kazakhstan v. Cuba (Mat B)
12:30pm: Fifth Place Match (Mat A) // Seventh Place Match (Mat B)
2:15pm: Bronze Medal Match (Mat A)
4:00pm: Gold Medal Match (Mat A)