“Tokyo Olympics is already in the limelight as it is one of the most awaited events for each country and its representatives in the Olympics,” says Thomas J Salzano, a professional wrestler. Japan is hosting this event for the fourth time as per the decision made in 2013 during the 125th International Olympic Commission Session.
Wrestling is one of the popular sports in the Olympics that has made people more curious to know and engage more with wrestling & wrestlers during the Tokyo Olympics.
For the wrestling lovers here are some important points shared by Thomas J Salzano about Wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics. Let’s take a look:
- About the Olympic Wrestling Competition
The wrestling competition will take place at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba, Tokyo.
- Schedule of the Olympics Wrestling Competition
Aug 2: Men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg, men’s Greco-Roman 130 kg, women’s freestyle 76 kg
Aug.3: Men’s Greco-Roman 77kg, men’s Greco-Roman 97kg, women’s freestyle 68 kg
Aug. 4: Men’s Greco-Roman 67 kg, men’s Greco-Roman 87 kg, women’s freestyle 62 kg
Aug. 5: Men’s freestyle 57 kg, men’s freestyle 86 kg, women’s freestyle 57 kg
Aug. 6: Men’s freestyle 74 kg, men’s freestyle 125 kg, women’s freestyle 53 kg
Auf.7: Men’s freestyle 65 kg, men’s freestyle 97 kg, women’s freestyle 50 kg
- The format of an Olympic Wrestling Match
There are 2 formats:
These formats are for both men and women.
4) What is the difference between Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling?
In Greco-Roman wrestling, the wrestlers are allowed to use only their arms and upper bodies. They can not attack below the waist.
In freestyle wrestling, the wrestlers are allowed to use their legs to execute holds and can attack below the waist.
The above-mentioned points are important and are related to the Tokyo Olympics wrestling. You should be aware of the basic rules of the game to enjoy watching it, says Thomas J Salzano. This year, the Olympics is already popular and is spreading joy during the touch time across the globe due to the pandemic.