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Greco-Roman World Wrestling Rankings – April 3, 2014

Soryan Leads Iranian Push on Greco-Roman World Rankings By William May FILA-Official.com CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – Five-time world champion Hamid SORYAN (IRI) dismantled the field at 59kg to win the Hungarian Grand Prix title, showing spectators in Szombathely that he and his Iranian teammates are well on their way along the road to a standout performance in Rio. Soryan, who won ...

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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – April 2, 2014

William May FILA-Official.com CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – Japanese wrestlers crept up the FILA World Rankings in women’s freestyle after a dominating performance at the World Cup in Tokyo. World champions Eri TOSAKA (JPN), Saori YOSHIDA (JPN), and Kaori ICHO (JPN) all remained on top of their respective rankings with Yoshida re-locating to 53kg and establishing herself as No.1. But other weight ...

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IOC to consider Russia’s Sambo bid for Olympic program

By Voice of Russia The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is likely to consider this year Russia’s bid to introduce Sambo wrestling in the events program of Summer Games, Vasily Shestakov, the president of the International Federation of Sambo (FIAS), said on Monday. “Our [Russia’s] bid to recognize Sambo as the Olympic sport is with the IOC and the bid constantly ...

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Men’s Freestyle World Rankings – April 1, 2014

By William May FILA CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – The FILA World Rankings for men’s freestyle held relatively steady throughout March after two months of churn as wrestlers and coaches experimented with the new system of weight categories. But while many of the top 10 wrestlers in each of the eight categories seem to be firmly entrenched among the elites, a handful ...

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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – March 13, 2014

By William May FILA CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (March 14) – Four wrestlers bagged a pair of titles in February and made advances in the FILA World Rankings for women’s freestyle, but seven world and Olympic changes remain firmly in control of their respective weight categories. Mariya STADNYK (AZE) at 48kg, Yulia RATKEVICH (AZE) at 58kg and 60kg along with Anastasija GRIGORJEVA ...

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Men’s Freestyle World Rankings – March 12, 2014

By William May FILA CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (March 13) – World champion David SAFARYAN (ARM) slipped from the top spot at 65kg after an unconvincing showing at the Dan Kolov tournament as a busy February resulted in several new names being added to the FILA World Rankings for men’s freestyle. Magomed KURBANALIEV (RUS), who led 66kg most of last summer, moves ...

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