one of the oldest sports

Wrestling and its history

Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world. It was played about 15000 years ago by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and the Roman empire. It is a sport where two competitors fight until one of them is pinned. There are three different styles of wrestling (Freestyle, Greco-Roman, Folkstyle). Freestyle and GrecoRoman are the two styles played a Olympics. In Freestyle, wrestlers are allowed to use legs to hold and lift opponents. In GrecoRoman style, wrestlers are not allowed to use legs to hold and there shouldn't be any holds below waist. Wrestling is very popular in Scandinavia and Europe.

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