State Freestyle Wrestling Championships to be held in Erdenet
This year’s State Freestyle Wrestling Championships will be held from January 11 to 14 in Erdenet City, Orkhon Province.
The championships will be held in accordance with the new weight category announced by United World Wrestling, which decided to increase the number of weight categories from eight to 10 at senior, U-23 and junior levels in March 2017.
Freestyle wrestling will keep all its current Olympic and non-Olympic weight categories (57 kg, 61 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 92 kg, 97 kg, and 125 kg) and will simply add 79 kg and 92 kg.
Women’s wrestling will increase the lowest weight from 48 kg to 50 kg and slightly redistribute several weight categories, most by only one or two kilograms (50 kg, 53 kg, 55 kg, 57 kg, 59 kg, 62 kg, 65 kg, 68 kg, 72 kg, and 76 kg).
The successful participants of the championship will receive a right to take part in upcoming international competitions and the World Championships.
The State Freestyle Wrestling Championships was held in Erdenet once before in 2003.