United World Wrestling announce mascot for World Championships in Budapest
June 13, 2018


The mascot for the 2018 United World Wrestling (UWW) World Championships in Budapest has been named.

Champlion, as the name suggests, is a wrestling lion.

The name was chosen following a public vote, in which around 10,000 people took part.

Champlion received over 3,000 votes more than any of the other suggested names.

The World Championships will take place in Hungary's capital from October 20 to 28, at the Budapest Sportarena.

It will be the third time the city has hosted the competition, having previously done so in both 2005 and 2013.