United World Wrestling has announced to host the largest-ever training camp in run up to the 2019 Senior World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The training camp is scheduled in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from September 4 to 18 at the Olympic Cycling Centre, Saryarka.
Over 150 participants from 35 countries have registered for the camp, which is being organized by UWW Development Department in collaboration with the Kazakhstan Wrestling Federation.
“With the athletes at the heart of the our technical assistance and development programmes, the UWW Development Team has worked hard to ensure all the athletes enjoy a proper acclimation camp prior to the World Championship” said President Nenad Lalovic. “Arriving early in a country to train for the world championships is key to success and it’s even more important because these world championships qualify nations for next year’s Olympic Games.”
The United States, Cuba, Korea and several other nations are sending wrestlers to the training camp. Some notable training camp participants include Olympic champion Hyeonwoo Kim (South Korea), two-time world champion Ryu Hansu (South Korea), world No.2 Seunghak Kim (South Korea), world silver medallist Adam Coon (USA), world No.3 Minseok Kim (South Korea) and world No. 4 Luisa Valverde Melendres (Ecuador).
The 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships will begin on Saturday, September 14 with the Greco-Roman competition. The event will feature 1,000 wrestlers from 101 nations across 9 days of competition in Greco-Roman, freestyle and women’s wrestling.