'22 Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane Postponed

By United World Wrestling Press

NICE, France (January 13) -- It is with much disappointment that the French Wrestling Federation (Fédération de Française de Lutte) informed that the Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane 2022 is officially postponed. The decision has been taken after several meetings within the French Wrestling Federation and with the French Ministry of Sports. Given the current COVID-19 situation in France and the world, the French Wrestling Federation recognizes that they cannot organize the competition without putting at risk the athletes and staff. Therefore, they have decided not to maintain the Grand Prix next week.

The Federation is very disappointed by this news as they have worked tirelessly for this event, but the health of the athletes obviously comes first. They hope to organize the Grand Prix later this year but cannot make any commitments at this time.

If participants already paid the competition fees, they will be reimbursed in full.


WATCH: Henri Deglane Grand Prix

By United World Wrestling Press

NICE, France (January 19) -- The prestigious Henri Delgane Grand Prix begins Friday in Nice, France.

The tournament will open the wrestling season with France hosting the tournament in January as tradition. Last year, it was postponed to December due to COVID-19.

The competition will open with women's wrestling on Friday followed by freestyle on Saturday and end with Greco-Roman on the final day.

Tokyo Olympic champion Zhan BELENIUK (UKR) leads a strong Ukraine Greco-Roman team which also include world bronze medalist Andrii KULYK (UKR) and U20 world champ Mykhalio VYSHNVETSKYI (UKR).

Women's wrestling will see teams from France, the USA, Canada, Poland and Germany among others. Similar countries will be in freestyle with the USA sending a strong group.

The Henri Deglane Grand Prix can be watched here

Click here to view the full list of athletes competing in France.