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NEW DELHI: 2023 World Wrestling Championship will provide five quota slots for the 2024 Olympics in each of the 18 weight classes instead of six as UWW on Wednesday announced changes to the admissions process for Game Paris.
The World Championships, to be held in Russia from September 16-24, will be the first qualifying event of the Paris Olympics.
In addition to the 2023 World Championships, the continental qualifiers (Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe) 2024 and 2024 World Olympics Qualifiers will also provide a quota for the Game.
Previously, 108 slots were awarded at the World Championships (six slots per Olympic weight) but now 90 quota slots will be provided.
Meaning all four medal winners (gold, silver and two bronze) will secure quotas for their respective countries.
The two losers of the bronze medal play-off will compete for fifth place.
United World Wrestling (UWW) President Nenad Lalovic The changes are intended to create “further fairness in the allocation between the World Championships and World Qualifiers,” said the change.
A total of 144 wrestlers will qualify for the Paris Games through continental qualifying events (Asia, Africa, Pan America and Europe). The top two wrestlers in each Olympic weight class will win a spot for their NOCs.
Quota winners at the 2023 World Championships will not qualify for the continental qualifiers unless they enter in a different style.
At the Olympic World Qualifiers, three places in each Olympic weight class instead of the previous two will be threatened.
Not only will gold and silver medalists have a quota, but bronze medalists will also have a chance to receive a quota.
Bronze winners will battle for quotas in each of the 18 categories.
Unused quotas due to withdrawal, doping violations or non-participation, will be transferred to the next best wrestler of that weight class of the tournament.
The deadline for Olympic entries will be July 8, 2024. The wrestling competition will be held from August 4-11.





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