Oceania Wrestling Council Files 2017 Annual Report

By Tim Foley

PIRAE, Tahiti (April) -- The Oceania Wrestling Council last month held its Annual General Assembly in Pirae, Tahiti. The Executive Committee, led by president Antonio I. Aquino (GUM), discussed a range of topics including a review of worldwide sporting participation, athlete development programs, education and professional outreach.

To view the whole report, here.

World Cup

Japan to Host Women’s World Cup in Run-Up to Tokyo 2020

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 20) – United World Wrestling has awarded the 2019 Women’s Wrestling World Cup to the Japanese Wrestling Federation. The event will be held November 16-17 at the Nakadai Sports & Recreation Park Gymnasium in Narita.

The Women’s Wrestling World Cup will feature the top eight nations from the 2019 Wrestling World Championships as determined by their final rankings. Pools for World Cup competitions are no longer drawn and instead are determined by the final placements at the World Championships.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup will also be an opportunity for national federations, wrestlers, referees and staff members to get acquainted with the eastern edge of Tokyo prior to the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The Women’s Wrestling World Cup will be held 40km from Makuhari Messe, wrestling’s venue for the 2020 Games.