Losonczi awarded share of 87kg world title
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 02:49 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (November 13) -- The UWW Bureau gathered on November 10, 2023, to review several matters of importance, including the outcome of the final match in GR 87kg of the Senior World Championship in Belgrade.
In their discussions, the Bureau recognized that a serious refereeing mistake had been committed which changed the outcome of this bout.
Following a thorough expert analysis, according to the current wrestling rules, a fall performed by David LOSONCZI (HUN) on his opponent and announced by the referee should have been confirmed by the mat chairman as it was actually controlled according to the experts’ review.
Considering that the refereeing mistake was indisputable according to the experts’ analysis, on an exceptional basis, the Bureau agreed that fairness required that a second gold medal be awarded in this category to Losonczi and that he is also declared as 2023 World Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling (87kg).
The final ranking in this category will be modified and the corresponding ranking points will be awarded to Losonczi.