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Olympic Weight Categories:
Freestyle Wrestling 57 kg – 65 kg – 74 kg – 86 kg – 97 kg – 125 kg
Greco Roman Wrestling 59 kg - 66 kg - 75 kg - 85 kg - 98 kg - 130 kg
Female Wrestling 48 kg - 53 kg - 58 kg – 63 kg – 69 kg – 75 kg
Entry in force: 1st January 2014

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Re: FILA announces new Olympic and non-Olympic weight classes and rule changes
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 05:12:19 PM »
These are the weights with the corresponding % increase in weight to the next class
Freestyle
57 to 65   14.03%
65 to 74   13.84%
74 to 86   16.22%
86 to 97   12.79%
97 to 125 28.87%

Greco
59 to 66   11.86%
66 to 75   13.64%
75 to 85   13.33%
85 to 98   15.29%
98 to 130 32.65%

Chicks
48 to 53   10.42%
53 to 58     9.43%
58 to 63     8.62%
63 to 69     9.52%
69 to 75     8.70%

Do these numbers make any sense to anyone?
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Re: FILA announces new Olympic and non-Olympic weight classes and rule changes
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 05:50:20 PM »
They must have to someone.
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Re: FILA announces new Olympic and non-Olympic weight classes and rule changes
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 06:12:59 PM »
48 kg
52 kg
57 kg   
62 kg
68 kg
74 kg
82 kg
90 kg
100 kg
+100 kg

Above are the weightclasses for the 1983 world championships The increase between weightclasses are as follows;

1983                             2013

9 pounds                      9 pounds
11 pounds                    9 pounds
11 pounds                   11 pounds
13 pounds                    9 pounds
13 pounds                   26 pounds
18 pounds                   24 pounds
18 pounds                   62 pounds
22 pounds
22 pounds

83 looks much better, but even then there are very wide gaps when compared to boxing for example, even in 83 wrestling looked like it was wide open for either more classes. More weightclasses seem to be an improvement to me, but why does the IOC have any concern regarding the conduct of world championships in off years anyway?
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Re: FILA announces new Olympic and non-Olympic weight classes and rule changes
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 12:32:37 AM »
So will there be a WC in the Olympic Years or only the other 3?

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