This was the first meeting for the new members of the continental federation. Earlier, a new presidential election for the UWW-Asia took place in May during the Asian Championship among adults in New Delhi as a result of which a popular Kazakhstani former wrestler Daulet Turlykhanov was elected.

A new complete update list of the Committee members is as follows:

Dr.Kim Chang-Kew – Honorary President (Korea),

Ik Jong Kim – Advisor to President (Korea),

Damirbek Asylbek Uulu – Honorary Vice-President (Kyrgyzstan),

Brijbhushan Sharan Singh – Vice-President (India),

Hamid Banitamim – Secretary General (Iran).

Executive committee members:

Tony Hiroaki Tsukamoto (Japan)

Kenneth Olivier Lee (Korea)

Zhang Ye (China)

Kittiposh Suchhantabutr (Thailand)

At the meeting, Sauat Mynbayev, President of the Kazakhstan Wrestling Federation, welcoming the participants, highlighted the significance of the Mr. Turlykhanov’s victory at the presidency election for such a prestigious sports organization and relocation of the headquarter to Almaty. 

The guests of the forum were also welcomed by the head of the Sports and Physical Culture Department of the Almaty city – Abil Donbai and the chairman of the Kazakhstan National Olympic Committee’s branch in Almaty – Yuri Makogon.

The first item on the agenda was the presentation of a new official web site of the UWW-Asia. The main goals of the web developers are to make it more useful and understandable, and, indeed, to present the continental wrestling in the most attractive way. Furthermore, the site has two modes: competitive and out-of-competition and its own database, stories about wrestling legends, full information on all the UWW-Asia Executive Committee members, as well as the National Federations. The Asian Council staff can quickly access the site and fill in a photo and video under mutual support from representatives of all country members. The new site under the domain uww.asia was unanimously approved.

The following innovations were proposed when discussing the UWW-Asia structure: each Council member is now authorized to coordinate a certain territorial area, as well as to work with one of the Council structures which include sports-technical, coaching and referee activities, support to developing countries, academic programs, research and medicine, cooperation with the WADA, promotion of women's wrestling, marketing and finance, sponsorship and working with the media.

Andrei Vorontsov, United World Wrestling specialist on regional development of Asia, presented a detailed analysis on the current situation of the Asian wrestling development. He also demonstrated the UWW development program for the Asian continent, which was unanimously approved.

New projects such as face-off matches between the Iranian national team and the Asian team in Tehran in the Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling styles, as well as the women's wrestling matches between the Japanese national team and the Asian team were announced during the discussion of the UWW-Asia schedule. This would certainly attract great interests of fans.

After the official part, the delegates met with Kazakhstani wrestlers and watched their training. Later, the organizers of the meeting presented a new UWW-Asia’s office which was highly appreciated by all the guests. 

Presentation of the new office of UWW-Asia

Presentation of the new office of UWW-Asia



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