Azimi Tabbed to Head Guatemala's CARDA
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 19:15 By United World Wrestling Press
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (March 9) --- The "High Performance and Development Center for the Americas" recently reopened in the Guatemalan capital after the facility was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon the center's highly-anticipated reopening, United World Wrestling named 44-year-old Reza AZIMI as the CARDA's (Spanish acronym) new head coach.
Azimi, who originally hails from Iran, brings loads of high-level experience as a coach and a competitor into Guatemala. He had an outstanding career as an athlete from 1993-'97, winning medals at the U17, U20, and U23 World Championships.
Azimi's success followed into his coach career. He successfully performed his duties in Iran, Nicaragua and India.
• Coached Iran's National Team from 2013-'15.
• Coached Nicaragua's National Team in 2017.
• Coached India's National Team and Punjab's Team in 2020-'21.
Mr. Francisco Lee, President of UWW Americas, welcomed Azimi to Guatemala with open arms. Upon Azimi's arrival. Mr. Lee highlighted the sports cooperation between the National Federations of Iran and Guatemala and wished the new coach success.