The IOA president had attended the World Championship in Budapest over the weekend as the guest of the UWW president Nenad Lalovic. Bach watched the final round on Friday and Saturday and also spent some time with the athletes.
A guest of World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic, President Bach praised the great attendance at the World Championships and the “fantastic atmosphere”, noting the “huge transformation of the sport that has taken place under President Lalovic”.
IOC Members Pál Schmitt, Daniel Gyurta and 35-time World Record holder in men’s pole vault Sergey Bubka were present at the world meet with the IOC president.
India was represented in the world champions by a 30-member squad, comprising 10 wrestlers each in the men’s freestyle, Greco Roman and women’s freestyle events.