United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has recently updated its 2021 international event schedule with dates and locations for many important competitions in the sport.
The current 2021 UWW international events calendar includes 39 events in the Olympic wrestling styles with a variety of age groups and different levels of competition.
The Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan on August 1-7 is surely the biggest wrestling event of the year.
Seeding at the Olympics and World Championships are determined by the UWW Ranking Tournaments, including two different Ranking events on the next year’s schedule: the Matteo Pellicone in Rome, Italy, on January 14-17 and the Ziolkowski/Pytlasinski/Poland Open in Warsaw, Poland, on June 8-13.
UWW ranking points are also available at the 2021 Pan American Senior Championships, set for May 27-30 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After the Olympic Games, UWW will host the 2021 Senior World Championships in Oslo, Norway, on October 2-10.
In addition, UWW has announced the 2021 World Championship events at four other age levels, including the Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on July 19-25; the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia, on August 16-22; the U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on November 1-7; and the Veterans World Championships in Loutraki, Greece, on October 19-24.
2021 United World Wrestling’s most important events
14-17 January: Matteo Pellicone Ranking event, in Rome, Italy
29 April – 2 May: World Olympic Games Qualifier, in Sofia, Bulgaria
27-30 May: Pan American Senior Championships, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8-13 June: Ziolkowski/Pytlasinski/Poland Open Ranking event, in Warsaw, Poland
9-13 June: Pan American Junior/Cadet Championships, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
19-25 July: Cadet World Championships, in Budapest, Hungary
1-7 August: Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan
16-22 August: Junior World Championships, in Ufa, Russia
2-10 October: Senior World Championships, in Oslo, Norway
19-24 October: Veterans World Championships, in Loutraki, Greece
21-24 October: Pan American U15 Championships, in Mexico City, Mexico
1-7 November: U23 World Championships, in Belgrade, Serbia
6-7 November: Pan American Beach Championships, in Bridgetown, Barbados