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World Wrestling Championship to offer fewer quotas for 2024 Paris Olympics

The 2023 World Wrestling Championship will provide 5 quota locations for the 2024 Olympics in every of the 18 weight classes as an alternative of six as United World Wrestling (UWW) on Wednesday introduced adjustments to the qualification course of for the Paris Video games.

The World Championship, set to be held in Russia from September 16-24, would be the first qualifying occasion for the Paris Video games. Other than the 2023 World Championship, the continental qualifiers (Asia, Africa, America, European) 2024, and the 2024 World Olympics Qualifiers may even provide quota for the Video games.

Earlier, 108 quotas had been awarded on the World Championships (six per Olympic weight) however now 90 quota locations might be on provide.

It signifies that all of the 4 medallists (gold, silver and two bronze winners) will safe the quota for his or her respective nations. The 2 bronze medal play-offs losers will contest for fifth spot.

UWW President Nenad Lalovic mentioned, the adjustments are geared toward creating “additional equity within the distribution between the World Championships and the World Qualifier.” A complete of 144 wrestlers will qualify for the Paris Video games via the continental qualifying occasions (Asian, African, Pan-American and European). The highest two wrestlers in every Olympic weight class will get one spot every for his or her NOCs.

The quota winners on the 2023 World Championship won’t be eligible to take part within the continental qualifiers until they take part in a special type.

On the World Olympic Qualifiers, three quotas in every Olympic weight class as an alternative of the 2 beforehand might be at stake. Not simply the gold and silver medal winners will safe quotas however the bronze medal winners may even get an opportunity to earn quota.

Unused quotas as a consequence of withdrawal, doping offence, or non-participation, might be transferred to the subsequent finest wrestler of that weight class of the event.

The deadline for the Olympic Video games entries might be July 8, 2024. The wrestling competitors might be held from August 4-11.

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