United World Wrestling has agreed a long-term extension to its partnership with Chinese sports equipment manufacturer Taishan Sports.
Taishan will continue as the official wrestling mats supplier of the International Federation, with the new contract coming into effect immediately and continuing through to the end of 2024.
In September 2014, Taishan became UWW’s first sponsor since its rebrand from the International Wrestling Federation (FILA), signing a deal through to 2020.
United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic (right of picture) said: “They came to me when wrestling was in trouble and off the Olympic Programme and they’ve remained committed no matter the outcome. Six years have passed and wrestling has evolved tremendously as a sport and Taishan has been a part of that movement.”