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    Is FILA ever going to change the 120kg weight class in wrestling back to 130kg?
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    Yeah as soon as they bring back 48 kg.

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    Do you think it will be changed back in time for the 2016 Olympics?
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    I think he was being sarcastic...

    I do know that they are trying to get all 7 weights for the women into the 2012 Olympics (right now they only have 4) so perhaps they might be adding back some men's weights too. I highly doubt it though.

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    why did they change it from 130kg to 120kg anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecowrestler13 View Post
    why did they change it from 130kg to 120kg anyway?
    Starting Jan 1 2002, they restructured all the weight classes to make room for women's wrestling in the Olympics. They took away one men's weight class (it used to be 8, now there are 7) so when they did so, they made the lowest weight class higher (54 became 55 kg) and the highest weight class lower (130 became 120 kg) and reshuffled all the weights in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH View Post
    Starting Jan 1 2002, they restructured all the weight classes to make room for women's wrestling in the Olympics. They took away one men's weight class (it used to be 8, now there are 7) so when they did so, they made the lowest weight class higher (54 became 55 kg) and the highest weight class lower (130 became 120 kg) and reshuffled all the weights in between.

    Before that it was 10 weights. Why did they make it 8 before 2002?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Before that it was 10 weights. Why did they make it 8 before 2002?
    They cut it from 10 to 8 because they said they were going to have women's wrestling in the 2000 Olympics. Then they didn't add it and decided to cut one more weight before the 2004 Olympics. So basically the men got screwed twice for no good reason. And we still only have half the women's weight classes in the Olympics so it's retarded.

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