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Began in 2017, the Under 23 Wrestling World Championship is also known as the Amateur Wrestling World Championship for all wrestlers under the age group of 23 and is organized by United World Wrestling. The U23 Wrestling World Championship contains three forms of wrestling – Men’s Freestyle, Women’s Freestyle and Men’s Greco-Roman. The former form has been dominated by Russia as they been deemed as the deserving champions in all of the past three editions. Whereas in the Women’s freestyle, Japan has been derived as the clear-cut champions in all the past editions as well.

With the Paris 2024 Olympics scheduled on the cards, the Under 23 Wrestling World Champion is being seen as the fast and furious platform where new wrestling talent can be unearthed. This tournament is known for wrestlers to settle old scores, underline their dominance at a young age and manifest their talent and worth in equal measure. Interestingly, there will be no fewer than four gold medalist from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in this event - David Taylor, Mohammadreza Geraei, Tamyra Mensah-Stock and Abdulrashid Sadulaev.

Where is World U23 Championship 2021 being held?

After being cancelled due to the hiatus caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this tournament is being staged in a safe and sound surrounding. The World U23 Championship will take place in Belgrade and Serbia.

When will World U23 Championship start?

The World U23 Wrestling Championship will be held from November 1 to November 7, 2021.

Where to watch World U23 Championship?

Wrestling fans in India and the subcontinent can follow the action on the Sony Sports Network. While Jio Network users can also watch the action on JioTV. If you do not own a Jio or cable connection then need not to worry, as the live action will also be streamed on the YouTube channel and official website of United World Wrestling.

What is the schedule for World U23 Championship?

To those who are not aware, there are particular dates between which a particular from of wrestling will be contested. Entire schedule mentioned below is according to the Indian Standard Timings.

November 1

08:00-08:30 AMI Medical examination & Weigh-in Greco Roman – 55-63-77-87-130kg
10:30-03:00 PMQualification rounds Greco Roman-55-63-77-87-130kg
05:15-05:45 PMOpening Ceremony
06:00-07:30 PMSemi Final Greco Roman- 55-63-77-87-130 kg

November 2

08:00 -08:15 AMII Weigh Greco Roman -55-63-77-87-130kg
08:15-08:45 AMI Medical Examination & Weigh Greco Roman-60-67-72-82-97kg
10:30-03:30 PMQualification rounds Greco Roman -55-63-77-87-130kg
03:30-04:30 PMTechnical Conference- all WW teams

Draw WW- All weight categories

04:45-05:45 PMSemi Final Greco Roman- 60-67-72-82-97kg
06:00-10:30 PMFinals Greco Roman -55-63-77-87-130kg

November 3

08:00- 08:15 AMII Weigh-in Greco Roman-60-67-72-82-76kg
10:30-02:00 PMQualification rounds WW -50-55-59-68-76kg
10:30-02:00 PMRepechage Greco Roman -60-67-72-82-97kg
04:45-05:45 PMSemi Final WW -50-555968-76kg
06:00-08:30 PMFinals Greco Roman -60-67-72-82-97kg

November 4

08:00-08:15 AMII Weigh-in WW -50-55-59-68-76kg
08:15-08:45 AMI Medical examination & Pesee LF -53-57-62-65-72kg
10:30- 02:00 PMQualification rounds WW -53-57-62-65-72kg
10:30-02:00 PMRepechage WW-50-55-5968-76kg
02:00-03:00 PMTechnical Conference -all FS teams

Draw FS- All weight categories

04:45-05:45 PMSemi-Final WW -53-57-62–72kg
06:00-08:30 PMFinals WW – 50-55-59- 68-76kg

November 5

08:00-08:15 AMII Weigh-in WW -53-57-62-65-72kg
08:15-8:45 AMI Medical Examination & Weigh- FS- 57-65-70-79-97kg
10:30-03:30 PMQualification rounds FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg
10:30-03:30 PMRepechage WW – 53-57-62–72kg
04:45-05:45 PMSemi Final FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg
06:00-08:30 PMFinals WW – 53-57-62-65-72kg

November 6

08:00-08:15 AMII Weigh-in FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg
08:15-08:45 AMI Medical examination & Weigh – FS -61-74-86-92-125kg
10:30-03:30 PMQualification rounds FS – 61-74-86-92-125kg
10:30-03:30 PMRepechage FS – 57-65-70-79-97kg
04:45-05:45 PMSemi Final FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg
06:00-08:30 PMFinals FS -57-65-70-79-97kg

November 7

08:00-08:15 AMII Weigh-in FS -61-74-86-92-125kg
04:00-05:45 PMRepechage FS – 61-74-86-92-125kg
06:00-08:30 PMFinals FS- 61-74-86-92-125kg