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WEIGHT CATEGORIES

Participants of competitions are distributed into the following weight categories:

Younger children and schoolchildren Cadets Juniors Youth Seniors Veterans

Male

Female

30

26

32

28

35

30

38

32

41

34

45

36

49

38

53

41

57

45

62

49

67

53

+67

+53

Male

Female

40

32

42

34

45

36

48

38

51

40

55

42

59

45

63

48

68

51

73

55

78

59

+78

+59

Male

Female

48

40

52

44

56

48

60

52

65

56

70

60

75

65

81

70

87

+75

+87

 

 

 

 

 

Male

Female

48

44

52

48

57

52

62

56

68

60

82

64

90

68

100

72

+100

80

 

+80

 

 

 

 

Male

Female

52

48

57

52

62

56

68

60

74

64

82

68

90

72

100

80

+100

+80

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

62

68

74

82

90

100

+100

 

 

In the junior and senior groups (men and women) the competitions for the Absolute Champion may be held without competitors' distribution into weight categories. Minimum weight in such competitions shall be stated in the Regulations.

Article 6.  Weigh-in

  • The object of the weigh-in is to state the correspondence of competitors' weight to the limits of one of the weight categories. A competitor has the right to compete at the given competition only in the weight category stated for him at the weigh-in.
  • The order and time of the weigh-in shall be stated in the   Regulations. A competitor who is late to the weigh-in or misses it is not admitted to the competitions. During 1 hour before the start of the weigh-in contestants are allowed to get on the scales used for the official  weigh-in as many times as they wish.
    The weigh-in shall be held one time on the first day of competitions or a day before and shall last 1 hour. If the weigh-in is held on the day of the competitions it shall begin not less than 2 hours before the beginning of the competitions.
    It is allowed to use several scales but competitors of a certain weight category shall be weighed on the same scales.
  • The weigh-in shall be held by officials’ team appointed by the Chief official including a Chief official deputy (one of Mat chairmen), a representative of the competition secretariat, a doctor and two or three officials.
  • Before the weigh-in all the competitors shall undergo appearance medical control held by the competition doctor. Competitors shall be weighed in a special room or behind the screen, half-naked: men wearing athletic supporters, women-low-necked swimsuits.
  • At the weigh-in a competitor shall submit the document with a photo certifying his or her identity, competitor’s license, insurance, medical control card and the filled in form.
  • Results of the weigh-in are entered in the score sheet (appendix 8) that shall be signed by all the members of the officials’ team.

 

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