Wrestling loses slots at 2020 Olympics

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By TomM June 12, 2017 16:19

Wrestling loses slots at 2020 Olympics

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From Intermat

Wrestling loses slots at 2020 Olympics

Mark Palmer, InterMat Senior Writer
6/12/2017
mark@intermatwrestle.com Twitter: @MatWriter

While the wrestling community was immersed in the action at this past weekend’s World Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb., the sport took a hit at the hands of the International Olympic Committee.

Lost amid the coverage of the IOC’s announcement late Friday of new sports being added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — including 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle cycling — some traditional Olympic sports learned they will have fewer athletes competing at the Summer Games in three years.

Wrestling is among those sports, with 56 fewer places available for competitors in Tokyo than at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Wrestling isn’t the only sport to be affected. A total of 285 athlete places will be lost compared to last summer’s Olympics, with track and field losing 105 spots, weightlifting giving up 64 slots, sailing and shooting will each lose 30 and swimming will have 22 fewer.

To see the full list of sports and the number of athletes that can compete in each event for each sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, click here.

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By TomM June 12, 2017 16:19

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