FILA thanks 49NorthWrestling for sending us this Highlights video of the Women's World Wrestling Championships - Edmonton, Alberta , CANADA.
The video was done and edited by Andrew ROSS ( London, Ontario, Canada ) with the song - get me higher -. It also features Saori Yoshida as well as all of the seven weight classes !
The Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida has just won her ninth world title in Strathcona County, Canada, to complete the four world titles she had won in cadets and juniors from 1998 to 2001. Her impressive record also counts three Olympic titles (2004, 2008, 2012) and makes her the most titled wrestler in history. Since her access to senior competitions in 2002, Yoshida has remained undefeated at all Continental Championships, World Championships, Asian Games, and Olympic Games she took part in.
FILA warmly congratulates Yoshida, as well as her coaches and the Japanese Wrestling Federation for this unprecedented achievement and wishes her plenty of success for the remaining of her career!
For the first time in the history of Africa a woman wrestler will be the flag -bearer of the Cameroon delegation at the London Olympic Games 2012.
The wrestler Annabelle Ali who already got her Olympic Qualification at the World Championship in Istanbul in 2011 will be in addition to being the flag bearer of her country, the one of all women wrestlers in the world who wish to get the seven weight categories at the next Games in Rio.
With a Confejes and FILA scholarships and former resident of the center in Thies, Annabelle Ali followed a specific training with her coach Mr. Isaac Mpia at Insep in Paris. Her country is supporting her in the hope that she gains a medal or in any case a diploma in London.
The Female Wrestling is scheduled in Tokyo (JPN) on 26 and 27 May, for the last 2012 World Cup.
Six teams out of eight who participated in the 2011 World Cup will attend this edition.
In 2011, the Chinese Team wan the first place and was followed by the
You will find the participants’ list at the following link.
FILA wishes good luck to all participants and hope that the best Female Teams will reach their goals.
After having organised the Greco-Roman World Cup in 2009, France successfully held the Female World Cup in Liévin on 5 and 6 March 2011. The organising committee led by the former French champion Lise Legrand did an outstanding job. The 8 teams received a warm welcome and the brand new covered stadium offered ideal conditions.
The two groups were seeded by Japan and Russia, first and second at the 2010 World Championship. After the draw, France ended up in group A together with Japan, China, and Mongolia. Group B was formed of Russia, Kazakhstan, USA, and Canada. China and USA made first in their respective group. The finals took place on the second day with Kazakhstan winning the 7th place over France by 4 victories to 3. Mongolia won the 5th place by beating the Russian team 6 to 1. Japan made also a clear win of 6 to 1 over Canada and placed 3rd. The big final was fiercely disputed and ended up with a victory of China over USA by 4 wins to 3. China once again confirmed its dominant position in female wrestling and brought its 5th World Cup home. The new world ranking of the discipline is: 1. China, 2. USA, 3. Japan, 4. Canada, 5. Mongolia, 6. Russia, 7. Kazakhstan, 8. France. Detailed results can be consulted in the following PDF document.
FILA congratulates the organising committee and the Department of Nord-Pas-De-Calais, which actively contributed to the success of the event. To be noted that the Department of Pas-De-Calais invested in a wrestling training centre in Marquise, a coastal city located 1 hour from London. The National Federations qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games will be able to stay at the centre to acclimate and offer optimum preparation to their athletes.