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    Default FILA counters Olympic injustices

    At least for female wrestling, FILA decided to host World championships for women in 2008 even though the Olympics will also be held. The reason is that not all weights for women are allowed at Olympics and many wrestlers will waste a year as a result. FILA says such World championships will be held every Olympic year until all female weights become represented at Olympics.

    The world championships in 2008 will be held in Tokyo in October.

    FILA should bring back 10 weights for men and do the same!

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    wonder if that will water down the Olympic weights at the Worlds. Meaning, will the Olympic champion also compete at the Worlds one month later? Or will the Worlds just be in the non-Olympic weights?

    Don't see why FILA doesn't at least add a Men's 50 kg weight for Worlds. It just makes sense.

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    Its because of North Korea quicksingle. They won too much at 48 and 52 kg.

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    Oh yeah, it seems like all weights will be represented at the World championships. I guess number 2s in Olympic weights will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Its because of North Korea quicksingle. They won too much at 48 and 52 kg.
    Yeah I still don't buy that reasoning.

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    I'm pretty sure if it makes sense, FILA won't do it.

    Expect some cockamaime type of procedure from FILA to further confuse and infuriate wrestling fans.

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