New Delhi to host the 36th Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 from 28 March to 2nd April: United World Wrestling

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36th Asian Wrestling Championships 2023

The United World Wrestling (UWW) announced on 20 December 2022 that the 36th Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 will be held in New Delhi, India from 28 March to 2 April 2023. New Delhi will be hosting the event for the 7th time. 

The Asian Wrestling Championship will offer ranking points to the wrestlers which will determine their seedings for the World Championships to be held in September 2023. 

The World Wrestling Championships is scheduled to take place in Belgrade, Serbia from 16 to 24 September 2023.

The first edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships in 1979 was also held in India with Jalandhar as the host city. Mumbai hosted it once in 1987.

At the 35th Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 held in Mongolia Indian wrestlers won 17 medals - one gold, five silver and 11 bronze. 

Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya won India’s only gold medal while Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Bajrang Punia settled for silver. 

Japan topped the medals tally with 21 medals, including 10 gold medals. Iran came second with 17 medals, which included 10 golds. 

Apart from announcing India as the venue for Asian Championships, the UWW also finalised the host cities for the four ranking series tournaments. 

Zagreb (Croatia) and Cairo (Egypt) will host the first and second events in February while Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan,) and Budapest (Hungary) will host the next two in June and July, respectively.

United World Wrestling 

It is the international governing body of amateur wrestling in the world. It was earlier known as the FILA (Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées) or International Federation of Amateur Wrestling.

Headquarters: Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

President: Nenad Lalovic 

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