The global sporting fraternity is gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Every athlete dreams to be part of the Olympic 2020 bandwagon. The cream of the wrestling world has already booked their licenses for Tokyo at the World Championships 2019 in Nur-Sultan. The top 6 finishers at the world championship in each Olympic category has already qualified for the Olympics 2020. 4 Indian wrestlers have already booked their quota places for the Tokyo 2020, the remaining still have 2 more chances.
Details of the UWW Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification process
The United World Wrestling has scheduled two more qualifier tournaments for the Tokyo 2020, one the Continental Qualifier in the month of March & then the last opportunity the World Qualifiers in April 2020. UWW has decided to limit 16 wrestlers per weight category at the Olympics. The total number of Olympic categories have also been reduced to 6 each for Greco-Roman, Freestyle Men & FS Women. Once the country secures a quota in the respective category, they will not be allowed to participate in the subsequent qualifying tournaments in that particular category.