IWF Commits to Creating 8th Bodyweight Category for Women by 2020

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On Thursday, the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Executive Board announced that will add an 8th bodyweight category for women to adhere to the IOC Agenda 2020. The additional bodyweight category would equal the number of bodyweight categories for men.

No additional details of how the new category will be implemented have been released or if it will affect the existing weight classes.

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