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Famous Olympic Wrestlers


Wrestling Olympic Players: Wrestling is fought between two wrestlers. The wrestlers attempt to win over each other with the use of various wrestling techniques including clinching, holding, locking and leverage. The wrestling techniques are based on the military hand to hand combat or self defense systems. Wrestling had been introduced in the Summer Games over a hundred years ago. The game features a number of styles including Greco-Roman Wrestling, Freestyle wrestling, Grappling, Beach wrestling and Sambo.

With the beginning of professional wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling and Freestyle wrestling became popular. The event was hosted for the first time in the 1896 Summer Games. The women freestyle wrestling was introduced to the international arena in the 2004 Summer Games.

Famous Wrestlers

There are a number of wrestlers to have earned international acclaim for their strength, stamina and remarkable tricks. Amongst the famous Greco-Roman wrestlers of the world are Rulon Gardner, Gheorghe Berceanu, Pietro Lombardi, Boris Gurevich, Aleksey Shumakov, Zaksylik Ushkempirov, Vincenzo Maenza, Oleg Kucherenko, Sim Kwon-Ho, Yuri Melnichenko, Armen Nazaryan and Istvan Majoros .

Amongst the famous Freestyle wrestlers of the world are Robert Curry, Kim IL, George Mehnert, Namig Abdullayev, Valentin Jordanov, Isidor Niflot, George Mehnert, Mavlet Batirov, Yandro Miguel Quintana, Mourad Oumakhanov, Elbrus Tedeyev and Daniel Igali.

The Greatest Wrestlers at the Olympic Games
RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
1Alexander KarelinRussiaM3104
1Artur TaymazovUzbekistanM3104
3Ivar JohanssonSwedenM3003
3Alexander MedvedSoviet UnionM3003
3Buvaisar SaitievRussiaM3003
3Carl WestergrenSwedenM3003
3Kaori IchoJapanF3003
3Saori YoshidaJapanF3003


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