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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:16

New weight classes in wrestling revealed

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The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has announced the new weight classes. All the tournaments, included in the FILA calendar, will be held according to the new changed weight classes beginning January 2014.

Freestyle wrestling: 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 86, 97, 125

Greco-Roman wrestling: 59, 66, 71, 75, 80, 85, 98, 130

Female wrestling: 48, 53, 55, 58, 60, 63, 69, 75

The wrestlers will compete in 6 weight classes at the Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.

Freestyle wrestling: 57, 65, 74, 86, 97, 125

Greco-Roman wrestling: 59, 66, 75, 85, 98, 130

Female wrestling: 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75

No changes were made into the cadet and junior weight categories.

Other than that, several changes in wrestling rules have also been approved.

Freestyle wrestlers need 10, Greco-Roman wresters 8 point-advantage for a technical victory. Four points will be awarded for all throws in freestyle. In Greco-Roman 4 points will be awarded for throws that are followed and controlled and 5 points will be awarded for grand amplitude throws. In all disciplines elimination of two three-point throws and one five-point throw ends a match. In Greco-Roman wrestling if a match ends with a score of 0-0, the wrestler last warned loses.





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