The IOC expelled from the Olympics in 2020 one weight class in men’s bar

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotoracconti athlete Ilya Ilyin. Archival photoThe IOC expelled from the Olympics in 2020 one weight class in men’s bar© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) has adjusted the program in competitions on weightlifting among men at the Olympic games-2020 in Tokyo, eliminating one weight class for the sake of gender equality, according to the official website of the IOC.

Removed weight category not yet called. Finally, the program of the tournament of weightlifters in the weight categories will be defined later. Women will compete in seven weight categories – to 48 kg, 53 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg and over 75 kg. for men at the 2016 Olympics in Rio had eight weight categories.

Olympic games in Tokyo will be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020.

 

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