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01/09/11 - Uzbek wrestling kurash included in Asian Games

posted 19 Jan 2012, 07:55 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan

Uzbek wrestling kurash has been included in the program of the Asian Games. This was announced at the 30th session of the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia.

At the press conference titled “Uzbek sport: kurash on the way to the Olympiad” held in Tashkent, president of the International Kurash Association K.Yusupov, minister for culture and sport T.Kuziyev and others participated.

They said kurash was receiving wide development under the leadership of President Islam Karmov, who is the honorary president of the International Kurash Association.

Kurash, with a history of three centuries, reached the new level of development during the eyars of independence of Uzbekistan. On the President’s initiative, Kurash Federation was created in the country. International federations and kurash support and development funds were also set up.

This national sport is today expanding presence in the whole world. Kurash confederations exist in Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania, uniting more than 100 member countries.

In accordance with the OCA decision, kurash has been included in the program of the fourth Asian martial arts games of 2013 in South Korea. Representatives of more than 40 countries will participate in kurash competitions.