World Wrestling Games

The second edition of the FILA World Wrestling Games took place in Antalya (TUR) from 7 to 9 September 2007 and gathered together all the wrestling styles that do not appear on the Olympic programme. The Games drew about 200 participants from 22 nations and were a true success. The athletes of Sambo, Beach Wrestling, Grappling, and Pangration Athlima did not only receive the title of winner of the Games, but also the title of World Champion in the discipline concerned. The United States dominated the Grappling competition by winning all the first places, the titles in the other disciplines were more equally distributed among the nations. See the results.

The Games were enhanced by demonstrations of belt wrestling, Kourash and Sumo that suggested a great development of this event in the future. The Festival of traditional wrestling was also a big success among the Turkish spectators who could encourage more than 400 traditional oil wrestling competitors.

The next edition of the World Wrestling Games will take place on 18-19-20 September 2008 in a place to be determined by FILA upon examination of the bidding files received.


Grappling Results
Place Competitor Country Ranking Points
1st Darren Uyenoyama USA 13
2nd Matt Sanchez USA 10
Tom Barlow Great Britain 10
Oliver Dew Great Britain 7

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