The 10th World University Wrestling Championship which will start on October 2nd at the Kuortane, high performance center in Finland is in the starting blocks.

After the arrival of the first teams including USA, Japan, France and Hungary, the accreditation procedure has started to enable the athletes to compete in good conditions.

The high performance center located next to Lake Kuortane in central Finland is an extensive venue including all the facilities and accommodation for a smooth organisation and will guarantee all participants the best conditions to perform at a top level.

The competition venue is being set-up and its three mats will host fights everyday from 13.00 to 21.30 (local time). The training venue is already fully functional and the first teams have started to practice to be ready for the first competitions to be held on Tuesday October 2nd.

‘Kuortane is famous for its wrestling tradition and this event is expected to be a real success in terms of performance but also in terms of attendance as the local citizens know wrestling and they like it’, the president of the Organising Committee Mr. Kimmo Yli-Jaskari commented.

The president of the OC also mentioned that a partnership with the local wrestling clubs will enable the OC to have trained volunteers and supporters during the competition.

The competition will start on Tuesday, October 2nd at 13h00 local time.

Follow the event via http://www.wucwrestling2012.com and www.fisu.net.