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Wrestling Sports

Wrestling is a general term for a combat sport between two competitors involving grappling type techniques. The main objective in most forms of wrestling is to pin down the opponent's shoulders on to the mat. There are many popular wrestling styles practiced around the world, as well as many less widely known regional or folk wrestling styles.

Olympic Styles

There are two wrestling styles which are included in the Olympic Games, and are popular around the world.

Other Popular Wrestling Styles

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Regional or Folk Wrestling Styles

olympic Glima demonstration Glima Demonstration at the 1912 Olympic Games. from: THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM 1912

Other Wrestling Sports

Sports Involving Wrestling

Sports Related to Wrestling

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