Wrestling

ISF World Schools Combat Games

    The first real traces of the development of wrestling date back to the times of the Sumerians, 5000 years ago. For the Greeks, wrestling was a science and a divine art, and it represented the most important training for young men. Athletes wrestled naked, with their bodies coated with olive oil and covered with a layer of very thin sand to protect the skin from sunlight or from cold during winter. During the Ancient Olympic Games, from 708 B.C., wrestling was the decisive discipline of the Pentathlon. Nowdays wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment (see professional wrestling), or genuinely competitive. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. The term wrestling is attested in late Old English, as wræstlunge (glossing palestram).

    Registered countries

     

    Nr.Name of the countryFreestyle boysFreestyle girlsGreco-Roman
    1   Brazilxxx
    2   Chinese Taipeixxx
    3   Hungaryxxx
    4   Russiaxx
    5   Saudi Arabiaxx
    6   South Africaxxx
    7   Spainxxx
    8   Ukrainexxx
    9   United States of Americaxxx
    County total:979

    Sport disciplines and weight categories

     

    SportsCategoryGenderYear of birthNumber of players per teamWeight category
    Wrestling FreestyleSelectedBoys2004-2005-2006Min:1 – Max: 1034-38kg
    -41kg
    -44kg
    -48kg
    -52kg
    -57kg
    -62kg
    -68kg
    -75kg
    -85kg
    SelectedGirls2004-2005-2006Min:1 – Max: 1029-33kg
    -36kg
    -39kg
    -42kg
    -46kg
    -50kg
    -54kg
    -58kg
    -62kg
    -66kg
    Wrestling

    Greco

    Roman

    SelectedBoys2004-2005-2006Min:1 – Max: 1034-38kg
    -41kg
    -44kg
    -48kg
    -52kg
    -57kg
    -62kg
    -68kg
    -75kg
    -85kg

     

    Composition of a team in wrestiling

    Each competitior born in 2006 (13 years old) shall own a parental and medical certificate and must conform to the UWW requirements.

    Maximum number of wrestlers: 30

    Maximum number of coaches – Freestyle Girls: 2

    Maximum number of coaches – Freestyle Boys: 2

    Maximum number of coaches – Greco-Roman Boys: 2

    International referee per delegation: 1 (compulsory)

     

    Divided as follows:

    Boys:

    5 or less wrestlers Freestyle, 1 coach

    6 or more wrestlers Freestyle, 2 coaches

    5 or less wrestlers Greco-Roman, 1 coach

    6 or more wrestlers Greco-Roman, 2 coaches

     

    Girls:

    5 or less wrestlers Freestyle, 1 coach

    6 or more wrestlers Freestyle,2 coaches

     

    Rules

    Rules: UWW rules.

     

    Sport Equipment

    In general, according to the sport rules of each international sport federations.

     

    Sport Schedule

    Provisional sport schedule based on the nominations will be published later.

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