Iranian wrestler becomes UWW commission new member

Tehran, Sep 12, IRNA - Iranian wrestler Komeil Ghasemi who has received several Asian and Olympic medals became a new member of United World Wrestling (UWW) commission.

The UWW has adopted 7 new members from Nigeria, US, Armenia, China, Iran, France, and Switzerland.

'Ghasemi is a two-time Olympic medalist in freestyle, claiming bronze in 2012 and silver in 2016. He was also a world silver medalist in 2014,' said the web site to introduce the new Iranian member of the commission.

'In the commission’s first act, four-time world champion and 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs was selected to chair the commission. Burroughs will be a voting member of the United World Wrestling bureau and replaces 2008 Olympic champion Carol Huynh who has served in the role since it was first established in 2013,' UWW web site reported.

'The Athletes' Commission was established in 2013 with the role of protecting the rights and interests of all United World Wrestling Olympic style athletes. The Athletes' Commission members reach out and communicate with active athletes as peers to collect feedback.'

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