The World Championship, to be held in Russia from September 16-24, is the first qualifying event for the Paris Games.
Apart from the 2023 World Championship, the continental qualifiers (Asia, Africa, America, Europe) 2024 and the 2024 Qualifiers for the World Olympic Games will also offer quotas for the Games.
Previously, 108 quotas were allocated at the World Championships (six per Olympic weight), but now 90 quota places are offered.
The first six (6) highest-placed athletes in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories at the 2019 Senior World Championships were awarded quotas for the Tokyo Games.
However, only top 5 wrestlers will earn quotas for their countries in Russia.
It means that all four medalists (gold, silver and two bronze winners) will secure the quota for their respective countries and the two losers of the bronze medal playoffs will compete for fifth place.
United World Wrestling (UWW) President Nenad Lalovico said the changes are aimed at creating “further fairness in the division between the World Championships and the World Qualifiers.”
A total of 144 wrestlers will qualify for the Paris Games through the continental qualifying events (Asian, African, Pan-American and European). The top two wrestlers in each Olympic weight class will each get one spot for their NOCs.
The quota winners of the 2023 World Championship will not be eligible to compete in the continental qualifiers unless they compete in a different style.
At the World Olympic Qualifiers, three quotas in each Olympic weight class are at stake instead of the two previously.
Not only the gold and silver medalists will earn quota, but the bronze medalists will also have the opportunity to earn quota.
The bronze winners compete for the quota in each of the 18 categories.
Unused quotas due to withdrawal, doping violation or non-participation will be transferred to the next best wrestler in that weight category in the tournament.
The deadline for the Olympic Games entries is July 8, 2024. The wrestling competition will be held August 4-11.