Direct Athlete Support

Athletes are the heart and soul of the sport of wrestling. United World Wrestling thrives to provide support to athletes to help them focus on their current goals and allow them to perform at their maximum potential.

The current athlete performance and support programs covers a wide range of areas and are available for elite active athletes:

All applications submitted must be endorsed by respective national federations and sent via the official federation email account. 

Mandate and Current UWW Athlete Commission Members



UWW Athletes' Commission Video Conference 2020

Placing the athletes at the heart of the development of wrestling and strengthening the support provided to them, the UWW Athletes' Commission and the UWW Development Department act as a link between the athletes and the International Federation.

Video conferences and online discussion forums are held on a regular basis to collect resources containing key information which help enhance the communication and facilitate the design of the best suitable supporting programs for our athletes.

UWW Athletes' Commission Video Conference I, 18th May 2020


UWW Athletes' Commission Video Conference II, 1st July 2020 


UWW Athletes Commission Video Conference II


Road To Tokyo Olympic Games 2021

IOC Athletes’ Commission Statement

The IOC Athletes’ Commission (AC) welcomes and supports the new dates agreed by the IOC, the IPC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021, and for the Paralympic Games to be celebrated from 24 August to 5 September 2021.


United World Wrestling Technical Assistance 2021

Athletes are the heart of our work. The UWW Technical Assistance for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournaments was supported by President Lalovic and approved by the UWW Bureau. The UWW President and Bureau, decided to increase the Technical Assistance budget for 2021. 

The COVID pandemic started in 2020 and put many wrestling federations in financial difficulties. Many of them were unable to support their athletes to attend competitions. This year, it is especially crucial for wrestling athletes to be able to attend the Tokyo Olympic Games Qualification Tournaments, as these competitions are the only pathway to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and have a chance to realise their Olympic dreams. 

The UWW President and Bureau, decided to increase the Technical Assistance budget for 2021.As a result, in total UWW provided assistance to 121 athletes and coaches/times from 44 nations/times from all five continents.

Competition Dates




18 - 21 March

Budapest, Hungary

European OG Qualifier

1-17 March

02 - 04 April

El Jadida, Morocco

African and Oceania OG Qualifier

26 -31 March

09 – 11 April

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Asian OG Qualifier


06 -09 May

Sofia, Bulgaria

World OG Qualifier

1-5 May


UWW Technical Assistance 2020 Continental Championships 


Camp KAZ


2022 Summer Youth Olympics