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Women Wrestlers Fight it Out at Olympic Test Event

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2013 wrestling was momentarily dropped from the future Olympic agenda. After modernizing, revising its rules and making it more inclusive for women the sport was reinstated and this weekend (January 30th-31st) the Aquece Rio freestyle women’s wrestling test event took place in Barra da Tijuca.

Formerly there were only two weight classes for women wrestlers - 55kg and 72kg. However, at the 2016 Olympic Games in August, there will be six classes for men and women in freestyle wrestling and six for men in Greco-Roman wrestling.

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