I attended day 5 of the UWW world championships 2017 that took place in Paris. The freestyle wrestling was great fun and quite impressive to watch. As for photography, I was in the public (i.e. not in the press & photographers box) and material that could be taken in the arena was quite limited. Thus, no portrait or real highlights of wrestling moves, I stuck to atmospheric, ambient shots.
Amongst other amazing champions, you’ll see in these pictures :
Yuki Takahashi, Japan, gold medallist < 57 kg
Haji Aliyev, Azerbaijan, gold medallist < 61 kg
Hassan Yazdani Charati, Iran, gold medallist < 86 kg
Geno Petriashvili, Georgia, goldmedalist < 125 kg
You may recognize them thanks to the flags !