Olympic fights

basis

The first known sport in the world, more than 4000 years practicing all over the planet.

Disciplines

It consists of 4 modalities: female free, male free, Greco-Roman and beach wrestling.

Target

It consists of winning the fight by means of projections to the ground, keeping both shoulders of the rival fixed on the mat.

History

Wrestling is considered the oldest sport in the world. It is a battle of pure skill between two opponents with the sole objective of immobilizing the rival through techniques, controls and projections. Wrestling was a discipline in the ancient Olympic Games of 708 BC, and the Greco-Roman style was included in the first Games of the modern era in Athens in 1896. Eight years later, wrestling was introduced in the Games of St. Louis. 1904. Women's wrestling joined the Athens Olympic program in 2004.

Modalities

Olympic wrestling is currently made up of Olympic wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, and beach wrestling.

The fights are disputed on a circular carpet of nine meters in diameter, with two periods of three minutes and a rest of 30 seconds. To win, the wrestlers have to keep both of their opponent's shoulders on the mat long enough for the judges to verify it as a hit.

If no hits take place during the match, the decision is based on the points awarded to the wrestlers for putting their opponent in danger, or performing controls towards the mat. In Greco-Roman wrestling, the match can also end when there is a difference of eight points. In wrestling, ten.

One, two, four or five points can be awarded to a fighter depending on his performance. For example, a point is awarded for moving the opponent out of the 9-meter competition circle; two for knocking down or causing it to touch the opponent's back on the mat; four points for knocking down an opponent by means of a projection; and five points for knocking him down with wide-range projections and instant hit.

Greco-Roman wrestling involves many dynamic skills, such as when throwing with the upper body, and it is a fascinating discipline for its sheer strength. Freestyle wrestling is based on the imbalance of an opponent through leg attacks, throws and techniques through one leg or two legs plus Greco-Roman techniques such as the famous suplés.

With so many scoring options, tactics and strategy are essential for fighters, so the fights often remain very competitive even in the last seconds, as athletes often launch attacks and throws even in the last seconds.

Olympic wrestling

free-style wrestling

The Female Wrestling or Female Wrestling is the female form of the Olympic Wrestling or Wrestling. It is a sport in which each participant tries to defeat his rival without the use of blows. The objective is to win the fight by making the opponent fall to the ground and keeping their two shoulders fixed on the mat, long enough for the referee to make sure of it, or winning by scoring by evaluating the techniques and actions achieved on the adversary. 

 

Greco-Roman fight

greco

Greco-Roman wrestling is a sport in which each participant tries to defeat his rival with braces and projections using only the upper part of the body. The objective is to win the fight by making the opponent fall to the ground and keeping his two shoulders fixed on the mat or winning by scoring by evaluating the techniques and actions achieved on the opponent. The active use of the legs in the attack is prohibited, as well as attacking the opponent's legs.

Beach fight

beach wrestling

United World Wrestling (UWW) recognizes Beach Wrestling as an integral part of Wrestling in all its styles, as an educational and informative discipline practiced throughout the world and aimed at promoting the cultural and social character of Wrestling. protecting in turn the world heritage on which all styles of modern struggle are based.