Another loss in wrestling

Wrestling’s international governing body announced Tuesday that men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman will each lose a weight class between light and heavyweight ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
FILA had previously ruled to cut the men’s divisions from seven to six so it could add two women’s weight classes, thus ensuring a 6-6-6 split among the three disciplines.
The move toward increased gender equity came as FILA worked with the IOC over the past year to ensure wrestling remained on the Olympic program. The sport was dropped from the list of Olympic core sports in February, but was reinstated in September after changes intended to modernize wrestling.
The changes will go into effect on Jan. 1.


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