Women’s Wrestling

The INWR fully supports the efforts of United World Wrestling to advance opportunities for women to participate in wrestling around the world!


January 14, 2015 – 20:32 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (January 14) – Following his 2013 pledge to ensure gender equity in wrestling, United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic kicked off the organization’s “Super 8” campaign at the IOC Museum in Lausanne, along with IOC President Thomas Bach and UWW Bureau member Rodica Yaksi. Fanny ECHEVERRY (COL) – President of the Colombian Wrestling Federation, Carol HUYNH (CAN) – 2008 Olympic champion, United World Wrestling Bureau Helen MAROULIS (USA) – 2012 world silver medalist Sofia MATTSON (SWE) – 2012 world champion, Olympic bronze medalist Isabella SAMBOU (SEN) – 2012 Olympian Natalia VORBEYVA (RUS) – 2012 Olympic champion Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) – Three-time Olympic champion, 12-time world champion
Edith DOCSA (ITA) – United World Wrestling referee

Research into Women’s Wrestling

FEMALE WRESTLING & UPWARD MOBILITY: EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF ELITE FEMALE WRESTLERS FROM DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES by Amanda Stanec & Jennifer Bhalla  Presented at the Super 8 launch, the goal of this research study is to interview international wrestlers and hear their stories surrounding: • How they gained access to the sport in their country • How wrestling has changed their life? Their family’s life? Their community status? Amanda Stanec Presents in Lausanne

   Read the study in IJWS

The INWR Annual Scientific Symposium at the Las Vegas World Championships

The Raiko Petrov Honor Lecture by Professor Boris Podlivaev – National Coaching Staff of Russia, Moscow State University – “Women’s Wrestling-Some Observations from a Coach and Scientist”

Dr. Carole Maître-gynecologist and sport physician National Institute of Sport; INSEP, France “Caring for the Female Wrestler: What her Coach Needs to Know”

Resources Regarding Women’s Wrestling provided by the INWR :

The Evolution of Women’s Wrestling History Issues and Future DG Curby
Graphic of Women’s WC Participation by Country DG Curby
Participation in the Women’s World Wrestling Championships by Country DG Curby
Bibliography Relevant to Women’s Wrestling  DG Curby