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Thread: Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

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    Default Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

    I have heard that women's wrestling will have all 7 weights instead of 4 at the 2012 Olympics!

    My source is a member of the media who was just alerted a few hours ago by a FILA rep. The details are not clear as of yet, but it looks like no men's weights will be taken away, which was the fear among many. They might, however, reduce the number of qualifying spots per weight (so less countries might be represented, depending on their placements at the Worlds and other qualifying tournaments).

    Hopefully an official announcement with more details will be made soon.


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    Default Re: Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

    awesome!

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    i heard from fila that after 2012, mens weights will be going down to 6, with the proposed weights being 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyholt View Post
    i heard from fila that after 2012, mens weights will be going down to 6, with the proposed weights being 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120
    No way that will happen.
    TRAIN LIKE A MADMAN!

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    Default Re: Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

    i hope not, but it was almost passed for this quadrenium. it got voted down, but it was said that would be a major possibility for the next quadrenium.

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    Default Re: Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

    I think the new system mentioned with less qualifiers is the most recent update, as it was talked about 2 days ago... but FILA is known to change their minds on rules and other procedures nearly every 5 minutes.


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    Happy for womens wrestling but sad once again for Men's sports in general. Once again they are taking away mens sports to add womens. Not sure why they have to do such things, I know of several womens and mens sports that are not needed in the Olympics.

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    Default Re: Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

    They have a cap on the number of athletes who can compete in the Olympics. In this case, they are reducing the number of qualifiers in both men's and women's sports, not taking away weight classes.

    They are also adding sports like golf, rugby, and other men's sports, so men's sports are being added to the Olympics and not just women's....


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    Default Re: Women's Wrestling to have all 7 weight classes in 2012 Olympics

    The important thing is that FILA doesn't get caught up too much in the IOC's rules. No reason to change weight classes, qualifiers etc for the yearly world championships just because they are forced to do so in the Olympics.

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