European, World 'Last Chance' Olympic Qualifiers Postponed
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 19:12 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (March 11) -- The European Qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled for March 19-22 in Budapest, along with the World "Last Chance" Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria, scheduled for April 30-May 3, have been postponed.
The events will be rescheduled, with the European Qualifier expected to take place in mid-May and the World "Last Chance" Qualifier held at the beginning of June.
"We are closely monitoring the governmental response to COVID-19 and will continue provide updates to our wrestlers, coaches, and fans with more information as it becomes available," said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic.
"The process for determining our Olympic participants will happen on the field of play, but we need to remain patient and vigilant as the worldwide community battles this pandemic. The health and well-being of the athletes is an absolute priority."