During the 21st Summer Deaflympics the Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling events went very smoothly without any protests or injuries. I felt that the wrestling event was done in a very high level under FLIA regulations and since we have used International FILA Licensed Referee, those FILA regulations were strictly enforced. For example in order for the FILA referee to be able to officiate the event, they need to ensure that all participants have proper international license before playing, if they do not they need to pay USD 150.00 during Technical meeting and before weighing in. In this regard, I feel that the IOC and FILA rules must be valid for the event and we need to better inform our Deaflympics athletes. I offer my thanks to the Deaflympics management committee.

Mehmet Demir BILGILI
ICSD Technical Director - Wrestling

By Mehmet Bilgili