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Poland Replaces Sweden in Women's Wrestling at 68kg in Tokyo Olympics

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 30) -- The Swedish Olympic Committee informed United World Wrestling that it will be giving back its 68kg quota in women's wrestling at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Sweden earned the quota at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan when Jenny FRANSSON finished with a silver medal in women's wrestling at 68kg. The top six finishers at the 2019 World Championships in each of the Olympic weight categories earned quotas for the Tokyo Olympics.

Based on United World Wrestling's qualification system, the quota goes to the NOC not yet qualified in that event and in that weight category. The Polish Olympic Committee informed United World Wrestling that it has accepted the quota in women's wrestling at 68kg.
 

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Ethics Meeting, Blockchain, and Day One Draws Highlight Eve of Wrestling Competition at Tokyo 2020

By United World Wrestling Press

TOKYO (July 31) -- United World Wrestling president Nenad LALOVIC welcomed IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Pâquerette GIRARD ZAPPELLI to the sport's opening Technical Delegate meeting Saturday afternoon at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.

Zappelli introduced herself to the audience and outlined the IOC's broad mission as a mechanism to showcase cooperation, peace, competitive spirit, and ethical behavior.
Lalovic also addressed the delegation,emphasizing the recent efforts made by the sport to ensure fair play and ethical conduct. As an example, Lalovic discussed wrestling's leadership in the utilization of Blockchain technology to ensure 100-percent random and independently verifiable draws.
 


Youssef BOUAZIZ (UWW) oversees the initiation of the Ethereum-backed Blockchain.

The technology was then used moments later to draw the brackets for the first day of the competition with brackets in Greco-Roman 130kg, Greco-Roman 60kg, and Women's Wrestling 76kg all being drawn instantly on the big screen in Hall 5 of the Makuhari Messe.