FILA, the international governing body for wrestling, may be following in the footsteps of the World Wrestling Entertainment by introducing two new classes for their Diva division.
In a move seen to add to their push to remain in the Olympics, FILA, through acting president Nenad Lalovic, said they are planning to add two new weight classes for women’s wrestling. Nenad added a rules committee will recommend the move—which would also eliminate a weight class in both men’s freestlye and Greco-Roman—during the organization’s congress in Moscow next week.
Wrestling officials would then include the change in their presentation to the International Olympic Committee, as they apply for provisional status in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Back in February, the IOC recommended that wrestling be removed from the Olympics after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
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