Wrestling mats during World Wrestling Club Cup, December 1, 2016, Kharkov, Ukraine Photo by Dmitry Niko Edited by Enda Mulcahy

Greco-Roman Wrestling

Wrestling and Sumo

Competitive Wresling dates back to at least the Original Olympic Games in Athens, Ancient Greece. Another Ancient versions of Wrestling is Sumo (Japan). Modern versions include Olympic (Greco-Roman), WWE (American), Lucha Libre (Mexico), and indeed also Mud Wrestling (England) and Jelly Wrestling (Ireland).

Olympic Wrestling (Greco-Roman)

Olympic Wrestling is the version which dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome and the original Olympic Games. It is the version in the Modern Olympics also.