Development

United World Wrestling Opens High Performance Centre in China

By United World Wrestling Press

BEIJING (May 1) – The Chinese Wrestling Federation and the Chinese Olympic Committee last week hosted United World Wrestling for the opening ceremony of the “UWW China High Performance Center” at the Athletes Hotel in the National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing.

The China High Performance Center will host several wrestling-related activities including UWW advanced training camps and educational programs for coaches and referees.

“China is one of our most important partners, and it has great potential to help bring the sport of wrestling to another level,” said United World Wrestling president and IOC executive board member, Nenad Lalovic. “I am very happy to see the state-of-the-art facilities here in the training center that are now open to wrestling athletes worldwide. We hope to work closely with the Chinese Wrestling Federation in advancing the sport of wrestling in the region.”

Mr. Lalovic also held a friendly meeting with Mr. GOU Zhongwen, Director of General Administration of Sport of China, President of the Chinese Olympic Committee and discussed the wrestling development in China on this occasion.

“Although it was a short time since Ms. Zhang was appointed as the President of Chinese Wrestling Federation, we have seen the progress already in many areas,” said Mr. Gou. “We are very happy that United World Wrestling chose to allocate its high-performance center here, we will try our best to facilitate the growth of wrestling in China and contribute to the global development of the sport.”

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Ms. ZHANG Ye, International Relations Manager, Chinese wrestling federation; Mr. LIU Guoyong, Director of the Competitive Sports Bureau of General Administration of Sport of China, Vice President of the Chinese Olympic Committee; Mr. LI Quanhai, Director of the National Olympic Sports Centre of China; Mr. GOU Zhongwen, Director of General Administration of Sport of China, President of the Chinese Olympic Committee; Mr. BIAN Zhiliang, Chairmen of the Board of Taishan Sports; Ms. ZHANG Xia, President of Chinese Wrestling Federation, Vice Director of Beijing Municipal Sports Bureau; Mr. Fouad Meskout, President of UWW African Council; Mr. Nenad Lalovic, United World Wrestling President, IOC Executive Board Member; Mr. SHENG Zetian, National Team GR Head Coach, Chinese Wrestling Federation; Ms. LIANG Lei, Development Manager, United World Wrestling

Development

Jordan Hosts Level I Technical Course

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (May 10) – The Jordanian Olympic Committee with the support of Olympic Solidarity and in collaboration of the Jordan Wrestling Federation, hosted a Level I technical course for coaches  February 4-8 in Amman.

The course was conducted by UWW Educator Batbayar BUYANDELGER (MGL) and gathered 21 participants and was followed by an "Introduction to Refereeing" conducted by fellow UWW Educator Sherif HALAWA (EGY).

Jordan is among the first nations to benefit from the launch of the development initiative to assist developing nations in organizing national wrestling competitions. To ensure that lessons were well-received the participants at both courses took part in the organization and delivery of the competition, which included 20 cadet and junior level boys and 7 national referees.

The budget of $3000 was allocated for the event, with the Jordan Wrestling Federation offering positive feedback on their experience.  

In order to encourage grassroots development of smaller wrestling national federations, UWW is encouraging countries to organize at least one competition per year, and when possible that will be supported and assisted by UWW in conjunction of an Olympic Solidarity Technical Course for Coaches.

“The aim is to promote the sport of wrestling in Jordan and the region. Middle-East countries have a strong wrestling history with great potential for development, this is why we want to assist them in their development process.” said Ms. Deqa Niamkey, UWW Development Director. “ Following the first project in Burundi, we received many requests of technical courses for coaches and a high demand to host national competitions right after the educational courses. UWW expert educators, are contributing tremendously to this growth and I trust these events will contribute tremendously to the growth of wrestling.”