Russia will not attend UWW World Cup, making way for Mongolia and India
March 31, 2018


The UWW Freestyle World Cup is just a week away, and one of the world's super wrestling powers will, officially, not be attending.

In an announcement on Friday, USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, said it has received confirmation "from contacts in U.S. Congress that the issues affecting the Russian wrestling team’s participation in the Freestyle World Cup will not be resolved."

As such, Russia has been ruled out of the World Cup, the second major country that was originally invited to the international dual competition but will ultimately not make the trip — Iran made the decision to not send a team.