Olympic Wrestling and its basics

Wrestling is a form of grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and take downs, joint locks, pins and other holds. Wrestling is one of the events that have been included in the schedule of the modern Summer Games since 1896, Athens. Since then, Summer Games wrestling has been included in every Summer Olympic Games except the 1900 Summer Games and has made a permanent place in the Olympics program.

Olympic Wrestling Styles

There are two different type of wrestling included in Olympic program are freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. These two styles are very much similar but have different rules and regulation.

Greco-Roman Wrestling:-

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In Greco-Roman Wrestling, a wrestler may not attack his opponent’s legs, nor use his own legs to trip, lift or execute other moves. The wrestler must wrestle from standing without the top of his head against his opponent’s chest. This is called passivity, and will result in a call of “CONTACT” by the official. The official will say “contact red” or “contact blue” before actually indicating passivity by holding an open palm hand in the air with the offenders color indicated. There is also a slight relaxation in not requiring a high arch by the attacker when a gut wrench is initiated on the mat, plus some modifications on hand attack when escaping.

Freestyle Wrestling:-

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In freestyle Wrestling, both the arms and legs may be used to execute holds or to defend against attack. If legs are used as part of the attack by an aggressor, no points are scored and the wrestlers are returned to standing. Only one official needs to see the leg usage for the move to be nullified. If legs are used to prevent a move, the attacker receives whatever points are gained, a caution point or points, and choice of position. If a throw from standing is blocked, the attacker receives 2 points plus the position choice. If a move on the mat is prevented, the attacker receives 1 point plus choice. In either case, the offender receives a single caution.

There is many clubs which provide you training for both these techniques and one of the best that I’ve know is VHW (Vougar’s Honors Wrestling). VHW Club offers a summer wrestling camp created to increase student’s wrestling skills.

Vhw club is not only the best ny wrestling club but also its is one the best in the world

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History of wrestling

For the ancient Greeks, wrestling was a very big deal. It virtually defined the original Olympic Games as the marquee event. Wrestling history has recorded various forms of wrestling (and boxing), and many of the details as to how they have evolved.

Professional wrestling, a sport and performing art, is a popular form of entertainment in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Japan. Beginning in France around 1830, wrestling became a popular sport in Europe, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and North America during the 19th Century.

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The French developed the modern Greco-Roman style which was finalized by the 19th century and by then; wrestling was featured in many fairs and festivals. Greco-Roman wrestling and modern freestyle wrestling were soon regulated in formal competitions, in part resulting from the rise of gymnasiums and athletic clubs.

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On continental Europe, prize money was offered in large sums to the winners of Greco-Roman tournaments, and freestyle wrestling spread rapidly in the United Kingdom and in the United States after the American Civil War. Wrestling professionals soon increased the popularity of Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, worldwide.

  • Greco-Roman wrestling became an event at the first modern Olympic Games, in Athens in 1896. Since 1908, the event has been in every Summer Olympics.

  • Freestyle wrestling became an Olympic event, in 1904. Women’s freestyle wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004.

Since 1921, the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) has regulated amateur wrestling as an athletic discipline, while professional wrestling has largely become infused with theatrics but still requires athletic ability. Today, various countries send national wrestling teams to the Olympics, including Russia, Iran, Turkey, Mongolia, India, Azerbaijan, Gambia, the United States and several ex-U.S.S.R nations.

And there is many wrestling clubs which provide trainings in freestyle wrestling in which vhwclub is the best.

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A Dream of Wrestling–?

All life we do dream. We do motivate ourselves; work hard and sometimes dream become true. When I was young kid I saw Olympic wrestling on TV. After that I got a new dream that I would be on Olympic and win gold there. I signed up wrestling section. Hard working for 10 years I made to 1992 Olympics Barcelona. But I got short and won Bronze. After that I tried another shot and made at Atlanta 1996 and become short again at 4th. A Guy from North Korea Kim ILL won both Olympic.

wrestling clubI had 3 matches with him head to head and won 2 xs, his 1x but at the end he became champ, not me. But my Dream stayed with me. I still dream sometimes that one day Oroudjov will win Olympic Gold. I have 3 boys. All are wrestlers. Naryman is 3x NY state champ in His junior Cornell University, Vitali is 13 and George is 9 years old who just has started to wrestle. We wrestle everyday at my Wrestling club VHW. I speak with my sons about Olympic experience and about dream. If my kid would not win, I would train my Grandkids. I have the dream and want it become a truth.

But now we get some new Problems. Olympic Comity wants to drop wrestling after 2020. My family’s dream is breaking in parts and I think we are slowly going down. What we did, wrong! Have I chosen Wrong sport? My life is simple, my friends are wrestlers, and my heroes are wrestlers. Men, all I have got, is wrestling. Is it possible that wrestling remains after 2020? It is bothering me and that thing is taking my dream away from me. I Hope all will work out rightly and my family dream will live. I know I am not alone and have so many friends and coaches that have same dream. I am just waiting for some good news.

Vougar Oroudjov