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    5+5 weight categories for Paris 2024

    Tokyo isn't over yet but I don't care.

    We know two things by now:

    a) Paris 2024 will feature 5 male and 5 female gold medals.
    b) 10 categories don't work if they aren't Olympic. In the non-Olympic classes we quite frankly only had one good male lifter/result with Om Yun Chol, and one good female with Zhang Wangli. Countries just don't care.

    So here's my suggestion: cut out the fat and hope for an increase again in 2028. No more meme competitions.

    Proposal

    Men:
    62 74 88 105 105+ (proportionality 1.19)

    Women:
    50 58 67 77 77+ (proportionality 1.15)

    The future is now!
    Last edited by erpel; 05-07-2021 at 06:01 PM.

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    When did they announce 5+5? Did I miss it?

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    https://olympics.com/ioc/news/gender...orts-programme

    The highest quota reduction was made in weightlifting, which also had four events removed from the programme. The sport now has five events per gender, with a quota of 120 athletes, compared to 196 in Tokyo (and prior to that, 260 at Rio 2016), with the specific weight classes to be finalised by the IWF in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erpel View Post

    Proposal

    Men:
    62 74 88 105 105+ (proportionality 1.19)

    Women:
    50 58 67 77 77+ (proportionality 1.15)

    The future is now!
    I like those women's classes more than the men's but I don't really have a better suggestion.

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    You're right of course, five won't work well no matter what.

    If we have to keep the current ones we're going to see even lamer competitions with now 10 being relegated to B+ status.

    Olympic:
    61 73 89 109 109+
    49 59 71 81 81+

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    My sarcastic me wants to write: you're too optimistic to think there will be weightlifting in Paris.

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    i've been thinking along the lines of pretty much what Erpel posted. Rough for 96's who have to try to lose 7kg or just get trounced by 109's. I suppose you could drop it to 102 and they would have a better chance as light 102's vs the 109s that would have to cut down a bit (sucks for Yang but most 109s could aren't really that lean, especially as they moved up from 105).

    sucks for the gals in the same way as the 55s have to move up and the 64s either have to move up or down (up if they are lean, down if they aren't which most are). 81 gives the 76 a bit of leeway. 89s can move to 81 or embrace being a super.

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    As a fun bit of Olympics trivia, the only Summer Olympic sports with bodyweight categories are combat sports, weightlifting, and rowing.

    Lightweight rowing events was added to the Olympic program in 1996. Then in 2002 the Programme Commission of the IOC recommended that - outside of combat sports and weightlifting - there should not be any weight category events at the Summer Olympics. However the IOC Executive Board overturned this recommendation and lightweight rowing has continued at the Olympics, but only in the men's and women's double sculls events.

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