November 30, 2022


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'Head in a Pinch' star ready for historic World Cup final - he's actually a wreck - VG

‘Head in a Pinch’ star ready for historic World Cup final – he’s actually a wreck – VG

Showing muscle: Exauce Mukubu beat Swede Matz Ahlgren in the semi-finals of the U-23 World Cup on points. On Wednesday evening, “EXO” breaks the norm for the Norwegian first team in the World Junior Championships in Spain.

Exauce Mukubu (21) earned Norway’s first men’s medal at U23 WC in wrestling. On Wednesday, ‘Exo’ – who was recently expelled from the national team – will meet Carlo Cordic of Croatia in the golden final of the tournament in Spain.


Exauce Mukubu will partner with national team coach Fritz Annes and former European champion Morten Thorsen To be the main character in the upcoming season of the NRK series “Hodet i klemme”. It comes in February.

On Tuesday, he beat Sweden’s Lukas Ahlgren 11-0 in the World Cup semi-finals in the 82 kg category. On August 17, he was stripped of his place in the national team. According to one press release On the same day, the sporting director, Eric Ronstad, signed the termination of the contract of the Mokobo national team due to “breach of contract terms”.

Watch Mukubu at the U23 Final on VG + Sport from 18.00:

The cancellation is valid until 2022 provided that the federation can still “consider him as the current candidate for future international competitions”. They’ve done this for the U23 WC now:

– Delivers the goods, no doubt about it. When he listens to the coaching staff and follows the game plan and tactics, it will be fine. We’re happy and satisfied, but we’re not really surprised. After all, that’s the level we know here. Confirmation of this has come now, national team coach Fritz Annes told VG.

– What he does historically, he is the first Norwegian men’s wrestler in the final of the World Cup in the U-23 Championship. The level here is high, and there are many gold medal winners from the top toilets who participate in different weight classes here, adds and confirms Aanes.

Grace Bolin is the only Norwegian wrestler to win the gold medal under the age of 23. She won the 59kg category in 2018.

Mokubo won two major championships earlier this year. Now he is on his way to becoming Norway’s biggest hope in the Olympics ahead of the Summer Games in Paris in the fall of 2024. Qualifiers will begin next year. Norway failed to qualify any wrestlers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (2021).

Ice Baths: Exauce Mukubu during the taping of the NRK series in January of this year.

– “Exo” (Exauce Mukubu) is a unique performer and character. His story is very powerful. We are grateful for the trust he has shown us and the national wrestling team. There’s no shortage of drama and surprising twists when season 2 goes on the air, says Kim Peder Rismyhr, who is behind the popular NRK series “Head in a squeeze.”

Carlo Cordic defeated Georgia’s Pekka Guruli 6-5 in the semi-finals.

– We will analyze Kodrich’s matches and organize a race afterwards, says Fritz Anas.

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Student and Teacher: Exauce Mukubu – named “Exo” – will be one of the main characters in the upcoming second season of the NRK TV series “Hodet i klemme”. Here “EXO” with national team coach Stig Andre Berg.