Wrestling - Overview
Wrestling - Presentation
Wrestling is a physical combat sport. It is one of the most exhausting sports, both mentally and physically and that is probably the reason why this moment gives immense pleasure when you win a fight in this game. This game requires not only good physical condition, but also an unbreakable confidence and character that defines true sportsmanship.
A brief history
Ancient cave drawings date back 3000 years Before Christ. Wrestling was introduced to the Olympics in 708 BC. In the early 90s, the freestyle format was introduced in wrestling where an individual is allowed to hold their opponent above or below their waist using their arms and legs. The game has achieved immense popularity in the United States and Great Britain.
Much like freestyle, Greco-Roman was another style of wrestling that was also popularized but unlike freestyle wrestlers could use theirs arms and upper body and could only hold those parts of their opponents. Previously, ten categories were used to present in the Greco-Roman style. Later in the 2004 Olympics, a modification was made which limited 8 categories.
Wrestling - Goal
The goal of every wrestler is to pin the opponent and establish their own superiority without violence. In doing so, wrestlers will perform various techniques such as dismantling, joint locks, pins and grappling hooks.
The judges award points for each successful shot to pin your opponent. The team with the most points at the end of the match is declared the winner.
Wrestling - Regulators
An international governing body named United World Wrestling (UWW) is for the sport of wrestling. It w formerly known as the Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées or in French, Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (FILA).
It oversees wrestlingte at the Olympic Games. He presides over international competitions for various forms of wrestling, including Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling for men and women. uww establishes rules regulations organizes international competitions in the following styles -
- Greco-Roman wrestling
- Freestyle wrestling (men and women 's)
- Beach wrestling
- Amateur wrestling
- Shot put
- UWW hosts flagship championship event of the wrestling world.
Wrestling - Participating countries
Wrestling has been present at the Olympic Games since its creation. Since its introduction to the Olympics, the popularity and demand for this game by different nations has increased exponentially. Many Asian and non-Asian countries actively participate in this category of game.
Some of the dominant Asian countries participating in the wrestling are Japan, Iran, India, Uzbekistan andt South Korea. In the 2014 Asian Games, Yogeshwar Dutt from India won the gold medal in the men's 65 kg freestyle category and Rio Watari of Japan won gold medals in women. 63 Kg freestyle category respectively.
Likewise, many non-Asian countries have shown their talents in events like the Summer Olympics. Countries like Russia, USA and Azerbaijan dominate the competitions. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Jordan Burroughs of the United States won gold in the men's 74 kg freestyle category, while Natalia Vorobieva of Russia , won gold in the women's 72 kg freestyle category, respectively.