” During the WAF Congress in Brazil several important changes in regulations were made. Many of them applies for juniors, but not only.
The WAF decided to introduce junior age classification. Next year World Championships (in Poland) will be conducted due to these regulations.
Division into two age classes of male and female juniors were introduced.
The younger class – up to 18 years.
The older class – up to 21 years.
Weight classes in girls up to 18 years: 45; 50; 55; 60; 65; 70; +70 kg;
Weight classes in boys up to 18 years: 50; 55; 60; 65; 70; 75; +80 kg;
Weight classes in girls up to 21 years: 50; 55; 60; 65; 70; +70 kg;
Weight classes in boys up to 21 years: 55; 60; 65; 70; 75; 80; 85; 90; +90 kg;
All the details will be placed on our web page as soon as we come back from Brazil.
Moreover the changes concerning everyone were introduced:
Refereeing semifinals and finals with the use of devices enabling replaying the fight.
Two days long competitors’ weigh-in.
Eliminations of the competitions are played at 8 tables.
22 main referees plus auxiliary referees.
Technical novelty – elbow pads made by MAZURENKO EQUIPMENT with a special edge, which enables competitors to feel that he/she is close to the elbow foul.
That’s the whole on the beat account for Brazil.