United World Wrestling (UWW) has postponed Matteo Pellicone and announced that Almaty and Tunis will be the host sites for the other two events in the Ranking Series 22 on Thursday. According to an official statement, despite the efforts of the Italian Wrestling Federation to welcome Matteo Pellicone from Rome on the previously scheduled dates of February 4-7, the latest restrictions due to the Omicron variant have proven to be an obstacle to the organization of the event. ‘event.
The tournament will now take place June 22-25 in Rome, Italy, ahead of the European U20 Championships, which begin June 27 at the Pala Pellicone. United World Wrestling has selected Africa and Asia as the host continents for the remaining pair of 2022 events.
Along with the season-opening ranking event – the Yasar Dogu – in Istanbul, Turkey (February 24-27), the second event will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan (June 2-5). The Matteo Pellicone will be the third event (June 22-25), with Tunis, Tunisia being the final Ranking Series stop of the season (July 14-17).
2022 Ranking Series Schedule: 1st Ranking Round: February 24-27, Istanbul (TUR)2nd Ranking Round: June 2-5, Almaty (KAZ)3rd Ranking Round: June 22-25, Rome (ITA)4th ranking series: July 14-17, Tunis (TUN)
“We really believe that these adjustments will be beneficial for the sport and for the competitions held each year,” UWW President Nenad LALOVIC said in a statement announcing the changes. “Points will be awarded to wrestlers, based on their ranking in these events. At the end of the year, the athletes with the highest number of points will become the best wrestlers of the year,” he said. he adds.
One of the biggest changes made by the Board was the approval of updates to the current competition ranking and ranking system. The UWW has also decided to add the XIX Mediterranean Games in Oran, Algeria (June 27-30) as a trial event to award ranking points to wrestlers participating in the Games.
However, final ranking points will only be awarded based on results in four of the five events for athletes competing at Regional Games. Points from the Olympics, Senior World and Continental Championships are not affected. The following competitions will determine a wrestler’s ranking:
Ranking Series (International Tournaments selected by UWW) Senior Continental Championships Senior World Championships or Olympics XIX Mediterranean Games (eligible wrestlers) “We encourage all of your athletes to compete at these events,” Lalovic said. “The [ranking] the points will serve them when we establish the seeds for the continental and world senior championships.”
The new rankings have been updated on uww.org, with wrestlers holding points at the Tokyo Olympics and the Oslo World Championships. Another important decision was to change the number of seeds in different competitions. As a result, the Bureau approved having eight seeds for the Senior World Championships and Olympics instead of the previous four.
Likewise, the number of seeded wrestlers at the Senior 22 Continental Championships will now be four instead of two. The seeds will be determined by the Ranking Series events organized before the aforementioned competitions but also taking into account the points earned at the 2021 Senior World Championships and the Tokyo Olympic Games. USA and Azerbaijan to host World Cup 22
In a first, the UWW will host a combined Freestyle and Women’s Wrestling World Cup in Iowa, USA. Iowa will host the Combined World Cup for two consecutive years – 2022 and 2023 – marking a fresh start in the wrestling schedule. This will also be the second time Iowa has hosted the Freestyle World Cup. The legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the University of Iowa campus hosted the 2018 World Cup.
After a four-year absence, wrestling will return to Baku, with the Bureau having tentatively approved the Azerbaijani capital to host the Greco-Roman World Cup pending a site inspection visit. The tournament will take place on November 5 and 6. The schedule was completed with the selection of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as host city for the Senior Asian Championships (April 19-24). (ANI)
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