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31 October 2016 | in World University Championships, Wrestling

12th WUC Wrestling ends




CORUM - The 12th World University Wrestling Championship, held from 25 to 30 October 2016 came to an end. Hitit University Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan, Vice-Mayor Zeki Gül, Turkey University Sports Federation Director Prof. Dr. Kemal Tamer, FISU Vice-President Leopold Germain Senghor, the Hitit University academic staff and administrative staff, students and Çorum’s citizens participated in the closing ceremony of the championship.

“I am happy that we have come to a successful end of a great championship which has been performed with the participation of almost 400 athletes from 30 different countries”, Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan said. “Above all, I would like to express my gratitude to Turkey University Sports Federation Director Prof. Dr. Kemal Tamer who has contributed for holding this event in Çorum.”

The Rector then passed the flag for the 13rd World University Wrestling Championship to the Brazilian delegates and said “I am confident that Brazil will also host a nice championship. We are ready to share all our knowledge and our experience.”

“We have attended to a top level wrestling event these days, an event which now comes to the end”, FISU Vice President Leopold Germain Senghor said. “Such an event cannot happen without a huge amount of team work, effort and commitment, and we have seen all three in action in the lead-in period to this event and throughout these 6 days. In terms of effort and commitment, we have to thank the Local Organizer in partnership with Turkish University Sport Federation, the United World Wrestling Federation and the local authorities of this welcoming city, CORUM, HITIT University and Turkey. But above all, on behalf of FISU, may I congratulate you, the wrestlers and your coaches and managers, on superb, exciting performances throughout these days. I hope you will take away much more than the lessons learned on the court:  we have enjoyed a warmth of welcome and friendship here in CORUM which many of us will be sorry to leave behind. I would like to encourage again the participants for their fair play, congratulate the winners of this championship 2016. It is my duty therefore to close this 12th edition of wrestling world university  championship, and my pleasure to congratulate all those who have contributed to such a great event, wish you all a safe journey home, and we hope to see many of you in Brasilia in 2018.”

You can find an overview of all results via this link: http://www.wuwc2016.com/results/


(Source: OC #WUCWrestling2016)