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Astana to host World Grappling Championship

10 December 2018 13:40 330

ASTANA. KAZINFORM By the decision of the United World Wrestling, the World Grappling Championship will be held for the first time along with Olympic disciplines in Astana in 2019, Kazinform reports. 

"It will take place in the second decade of next September," president of the Kazakhstan Grappling Association Kanat Alin told a press conference.

Last year, the World Grappling Championship was also held in Astana with wrestlers from 24 countries of the world taking part in it. As a result, the Kazakh team stood second in the world ranking.

"More athletes are expected to participate in the championship in 2019. There are many countries willing to join the International Association," he noted.

Besides, 46 wrestlers of Kazakhstan will compete in the Asian Championship in Beijing in 2019.

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