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Freestyle Wrestling at the Olympic Games

Wrestling has a long history at the Olympic Games. Wrestling was an event at the ancient Olympic Games, and then included in the first Olympic Games in 1896 (Greco-Roman style).

In 1904, the Olympic Games added the second wrestling event and called it "freestyle" to the Greco-Roman event, which allowed the wrestlers to use their legs for pushing, lifting and tripping, and they could also hold their opponents above or below the waist.

The women's freestyle wrestling competition was introduced in 2004.

Current Weight Classes (men)

Current Weight Classes (women)

Previous Weight Classes (men)


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