Iran’s Takhti Cup to include in UWW ranking system in all styles
Tehran, United World Wrestling (UWW) will include the final results of Iranian wrestling tournament Takhti Cup in 2019 ranking system in all styles.
UWW devised the ranking system in 2018 to compare athletes in different wrestling styles.
It also provides a basis for scheduling the qualifiers round of wrestling events in a way that they are less likely to face each other in preliminary rounds.
Only top continental and world tournaments are included in the ranking events lists.
In 2018 debut ranking system, only the Greco-Roman category of this Iranian tournament was considered for the ranking, but the 2019 list includes Takhti Cup in all categories.
The latest edition of Takhti Cup was held January 25 - 26, 2018 in the city of Mahshahr, southern Iran where the host won the title with 182 points.
Senior World Championship and Olympic games assign highest points to the winners, followed by Continental Championships and Select Ranking Events.
Points in all tournaments will be awarded based on finish plus the number of competitors present in each weight category. Nations may only enter three athletes in any single weight class.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA