Last year Abrayev won the gold medal in the 73 kg category at the World Championship in Iran, defeating five strong contenders. He is also a champion of the Asian Beach Games in 2014 .
Uzbek Muratboy Dusumbetov recognized as the best coach of 2015. Uzbekistan national kurash (wrestling) team under his leadership won 5 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals, becoming the first team at the World Championship among adults in Iran.
An athlete from South Africa, Ekshon Galaxy, who became the champion of Africa in the category up to 70 kilograms in 2015, was recognised as the best female wrestler.
The highlight of the year was the inclusion of kurash in the program of the Summer Asian Games in 2018, which will be held in Indonesia.