United World Wrestling Americas Delivers NF Workshop

By Tim Foley

LIMA (May 16) – The Development department of United World Wrestling this month organized a successful National Federation Workshop prior to the  Senior Pan American Championship in Lima, Peru.

Representatives from 17 countries from every corner of the American continent participated in the Workshop, which took the aim to improve the communication between the National Federations and show them how to take advantage of all the support available to develop the Olympic Wrestling in their countries.

"This is a great start for the people like me,” Jesus Salazar from Mexico said. “As as a volunteer, I work very hard for the NF and this information is vital to our organizational success."

Certificates were granted to all the participants.

The objective of this workshop is to give guidance to all the Pan-American NFs in a variety of tasks including: use of official email and operation of Microsoft 365; use of Athena to buy licenses and register for events; and the UWW websites; locate and sign-up for Olympic Solidarity and promotion of Olympic Values; prepare a strategic plan; and remind about general information such as the upcoming Youth Olympic Games, hosting requirements and the 2018/2019 calendar.

"We are really thankful with the UWW for organizing this activity, the support and training do not have to be only for athletes, referees and coaches,” said Carlos Ñancuvil from Chile. “It is mandatory for every NF to train and also educate the administration for the fully developing of wrestling. "

Teresa Mayo Wins United World Wrestling's 'Women and Sport Award' for 2020

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (April 16) -- Teresa MAYO (ESP), former wrestler and current grassroots activist for the sport of wrestling in Spain, has been named the United World Wrestling "Women and Sport Award" winner for 2020.

Mayo wrestled internationally from 2001 to 2013 and currently works in the development department for the Spanish Wrestling Federation with an aim to develop scholastic programs and create a system where athletes graduate from grassroots competitions to elite international events.

She is also improving gender equality at the local level through the promotion of women’s wrestling within the federation and with partners.

"I am really thankful to the wrestling family for this award," said Mayo. "I assure you that it will highly contribute to the work we have started here in Spain to empower and improve women's wrestling."

Mayo has even won support from the Spanish government. She was recently awarded her home nation's “Women and Sport” recognition and financial contribution, which will be directed towards supporting more female national coaches. 

Mayo also attended the recent edition of the Women in Wrestling Global Forum hosted by United World Wrestling in Istanbul.