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


Message from the Chair of United World Wrestling Athletes Commission 

Dear Athletes, 

On behalf of Athletes Commission, I warmly welcome you to our beloved world of Wrestling. It's an honour and responsibility to represent you and to be your voice at United World Wrestling and other international organizations. I'm sure that the close cooperation with the UWW Development will enable our sport to keep moving forward and achieve great success. 

Here you'll be able to find projects and support programs that UWW currently implement, and I believe that these activities will greatly benefit wrestlers all over the world. 

I wish you many unforgettable victories and great achievements. 

Sincerely yours, 

Arsen Julfalakayan
Chair of the UWW Athletes Commission

2026 Summer Youth Olympics


UWW Athletes Commission Meetings

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