Mandatory Licensing of Coaches to Take Effect January 1st

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (December 17) -- United World Wrestling has sent a memo to all member federations and associations as a reminder that as of January 1, 2019 all coaches attending sanctioned events MUST have an annual license.

The message in full:

As of the 1st January 2019, all coaches attending United World Wrestling sanctioned competitions are requested to have an annual UWW license through the Athena system as per athletes and referees.

The license covers medical expenses abroad for your coaches attending the selected competitions and they must agree to the UWW code of ethics and conduct. The cost of the license is CHF 100.- per coach.

You will find herewith attached the sample of questionnaire that you will find in the Athena system which includes extracts of the UWW constitution and rules referring to the coaches conduct and behavior.

For any assistance you may require, please feel free to contact us at

We remain at your entire disposal and thank you for your valuable collaboration.

To download the licensing and declaration form please click, here.


Greco-Roman: Full List of Countries Qualified for 2024 Paris Olympics

By United World Wrestling Press

PARIS, France -- The World Championships offered 90 quotas for the Paris Olympics with Freestyle, Women's Wrestling and Greco-Roman receiving 30 spots each.

After nine days of intense action, 30 wrestlers qualified their National Olympic Committees in Greco-Roman for the 2024 Olympic Games in six weight classes. 

The qualification is a three-stage process beginning with the World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The World Championships offers five quotas for each of the 18 Olympic categories. Wrestlers who earn gold, silver or bronze will earn a spot for their countries. Additionally, the losers of the bronze-medal matches will wrestle in a playoff to determine the fifth allocation in Belgrade.

Iran led the count with four spots earned for the Paris Games. Cuba and Armenia were second best with three spots each while six other countries won two spots each.

Seven countries won one quota each for the 2024 Olympics and one Individual Neutral Athlete also qualified for the same.

Here are the countries qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in Greco-Roman:

Kyrgyzstan (Zholoman SHARSHENBEKOV)
Japan (Kenichiro FUMITA)
China (Liguo CAO)
Uzbekistan (Islomjon BAKHRAMOV)

Cuba (Luis ORTA)
Azerbaijan (Hasrat JAFAROV)
Iran (Mohammadreza GERAEI)
Serbia (Mate NEMES)
Armenia (Slavik GALSTYAN)

Kyrgyzstan (Akzhol MAKHMUDOV)
Azerbaijan (Sanan SULEYMANOV)
Armenia (Malkhas AMOYAN)
Japan (Nao KUSAKA)
Uzbekistan (Aram VARDANYAN)

Turkiye (Ali CENGIZ)
Hungary (David LOSONCZI)
Ukraine (Zhan BELENIUK)
Bulgaria (Semen NOVIKOV)
Kazakhstan (Nursultan TURSYNOV)

Cuba (Gabriel ROSILLO)
Armenia (Artur ALEKSANYAN)
Iran (Mohammadhadi SARAVI)
Czech Republic (Artur OMAROV)
Abubakar KHASLAKHANAU as Individual Neutral Athlete

Turkiye (Riza KAYAALP)
Cuba (Oscar PINO)
Egypt (Adellatif MOHAMED)
China (Lingzhe MENG)