State Freestyle Wrestling Cham­pi­onships to be held in Er­denet

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE -

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.

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