As the year 2020, nears its end, United World Wrestling (UWW) has begun its preparations for “Project Restart”. The world body in the last couple of days has announced the schedule for three major tournaments. It has released the dates for European, Asian and World Championship.
The world championship will be held after the Tokyo Olympics in Oslo, Norway from October 2 to 10. As for the European Championship, UWW plans to host it in Katowice, Poland from 8 to 14 February. Meanwhile, the Asian Championship will be organised in Almaty, Kazakhstan from February 18 to 20.
World, European and Asian Championships Schedule for 2021
Cadet World Championship – Hungary, Budapest, July 19-25
Juniors World Championship among juniors – Russia, Ufa, August 16-22
World Championship – Norway, Oslo, October 2-10
U-23 World Championship – Serbia, Belgrade, 1-7 November
European Championship – Poland, Katowice, 8-14 February
U-23 European Championship – North Macedonia, Skopje, 17-23 May
Cadet European Championship – Bulgaria, Samokov, 14-20 June
Junior European Championship – Germany, Dortmund, 28 June – 4 July
Asian Championship – Almaty, Kazakhstan, 18-20 February
Junior Asian Championship – Bangkok, Thailand, 24-27 July
Cadet Asian Championship – New Delhi, India, 24-27 June
Dates for the Olympic Qualifiers
Due to the outbreak of the pandemic, UWW decided to postpone the Asian, European and World Olympic Qualifiers until 2021. In April, it announced that the qualification tournaments shall be organised in 2021 in the same period and venue as in 2020.
It means the Asian Qualifiers will be held from March 26 to 29 in Xi’an, China, while the European Qualifiers will be hosted in Hungary from March 19 to 22 by Budapest.
The African-Oceania will be held in Morocco from March 13 to 15. The World Qualifiers will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 30 to May 3.