The Asian Championship was named the best competition of the year by IKA

International Kurash Association has determined the Best of the year in various categories based on the results of 2022.

Today Kurash federations operate in more than one hundred and forty countries. International Kurash Association and its continental kurash confederation like Asian-Oceanic, European, Pan-American and African Kurash Confederations hold world and continental championships and international kurash tournaments at a high level.

The year 2022 was also rich in kurash events.

Within the framework of the National Association of Olympic Committees (ANOC), held in Seoul of South Korea, an agreement was reached on the inclusion of kurash in the African Youth Games during a meeting between the President of the International Kurash Association, Director General of the Asian Games of the Asian Olympic Council Haider Farman and the President of the African Olympic Committees Mustafa Berraf.

This event became the main event of the year by the International Kurash Association.

Now, kurash competitions will be held within the framework of the Youth Games of Asia and Africa.

Also, according to tradition, the names of the Best of the year were named in the following nominations.

Umid Esanov from Uzbekistan is the best kurash players of the year among men.

Umid Esanov won the 2022 Senior Championship at the Asian Championships in Dushanbe in the 81 kg weight category and the World Championships in Pune, India. It is important to note that Umid Esanov won a great victory over his rivals at the championships.

Fatima Barmaki from Iran is the best female kurash player of the year.

While Fatima Barmaki (heavyweight +87 kg) won the Asian Championship in Dushanbe, she also demonstrated all her strength skills in India and presented the gold medal to the Iranian national team. Technics, she used in the competitions, caused a storm of excitement from kurash fans.

Jeong Minwo from South Korea is the best male coach of the year.

For the first time in the history of kurash, South Korean team took 3rd place in the overall standings, winning 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the World Championships held in the city of Pune.

The Best female coach of the year - Dilfuza Rakhmatova, Uzbekistan.

The students of Dilfuza Rakhmatova, the Head Coach of the representatives of the homeland of Kurash players, won the first place in the accumulation of medals at the Asian Championship and the World Championship.

Guy Ambeto from Congo is the best male referee of the year.

Guy Ambeto adequately conducted African Kurash Championship final as well as World Championship in Pune. He has also achieved many achievements in the development of the referee system on the African continent.

Ms. Kayoko Moriyama from Japan is the best female referee of the year

Ms. Kayoko Moriyama has extensive experience in refereeing kurash in Japan. She adequately conducted the World Championship competitions in Pune.

Technics of Umid Esanov from Uzbekistan is the best of the year.

Umid Esanov defeated the Iranian rival Umid Taztak by the method of "ICHKI YUKLAMA" and earned an honest assessment in the final of the Asian Championship in the 81 kg weight category, which was held in Dushanbe.

He also repeated this method very beautifully in India and won the title of world champion.

The best national federation of the year in the development of kurash is the Kurash Association of India.

For his activity in organizing the international kurash week, local and international refereeing seminars, tournaments with cash prizes and the World Kurash Senior Championship at a high level.

The best confederation of the year in the development of kurash is the Pan-American Kurash Union.

Pan-American Kurash Union held the continental championship at a high level in a various age categories throughout the year. The inclusion of kurash in the Universiade of the Dominican Republic has been achieved, there is an agreement on the official inclusion of kurash in the program of the Caribbean Games, joint international seminars on kurash with the International Kurash Institute have been held.

The most important event of the year is the achievement of a successful agreement on the official inclusion of Kurash in the program of the African and European Youth Games.

The best Kurash Propagandist of the Year is the International Kurash Institute.

During the year, International Kurash Institute held 12 seminars: 7 online, 5 offline international kurash coaches and 1 refereeing seminars. In total, about 1400 athletes, coaches and referees from more than 70 national kurash federations attended these seminars.

The best kurash competition of the year was the Asian Kurash Championship.

On March 17-21 Asian Senior Kurash Championship was held in Dushanbe at a high level.

More than 200 athletes from 24 Asian countries took part in the championship. This is 2 times more than compare to previous championships.

31 December 2022