Wrestling at the Summer Olympics


Wrestling at the Summer Olympics
Wrestling at the Summer Olympics
Governing body FILA
Events 18 (men: 14; women: 4)
Games
1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012
Medalists (freestyle • Greco-Roman)

Wrestling has been contested at the Summer Olympic Games since the sport was introduced in the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC. When the modern Olympic Games resumed in Athens in 1896, wrestling became a focus of the Games, with the exception of the 1900 Summer Olympics when wrestling did not appear on the program. Freestyle wrestling and weight classes both made their first appearance in 1904. The women's competition was introduced in 2004.

Contents

Men

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 Years
Greco-Roman light flyweight X X X X X X X 7
Greco-Roman flyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
Greco-Roman bantamweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
Greco-Roman featherweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Greco-Roman lightweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Greco-Roman welterweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 18
Greco-Roman middleweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Greco-Roman light heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Greco-Roman heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Greco-Roman super heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X 11
Greco-Roman open X 1
Freestyle light flyweight X X X X X X X X 8
Freestyle flyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Freestyle bantamweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Freestyle featherweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Freestyle lightweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Freestyle welterweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
Freestyle middleweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Freestyle light heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 18
Freestyle heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Freestyle super heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X 10
Events 1 0 7 9 5 10 13 13 14 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 16 14 14

Women

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 Years
Freestyle flyweight X X 2
Freestyle lightweight X X 2
Freestyle middleweight X X 2
Freestyle heavyweight X X 2
Events 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

Participating nations

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 Years
 Afghanistan (AFG) X X X X 4
 Albania (ALB) X X X 3
 Algeria (ALG) X X X X X X 6
 American Samoa (ASA) X X 2
 Argentina (ARG) - - X X X X X X 6
 Armenia (ARM) X X X X 4
 Australia (AUS) - - - X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
 Austria (AUT) - - - - 8 X X X X X X X X 8
 Azerbaijan (AZE) X X X X 4
 Belarus (BLR) X X X X 4
 Belgium (BEL) - 4 1 12 X X X X X X X X X 10
 Bohemia (BOH) - 4 4 1
 Bolivia (BOL) X 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) X 1
 Brazil (BRA) X X X X 4
 Bulgaria (BUL) - X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
 Cambodia (CAM) X 1
 Cameroon (CMR) X X X X X 5
 Canada (CAN) - - 1 - 1 X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
 China (CHN) X X X X X X X 7
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) X X X 3
 Colombia (COL) X X X X X X X 7
 Côte d'Ivoire (CIV) X 1
 Croatia (CRO) X X 2
 Cuba (CUB) - - X X X X X X X X 8
 Cyprus (CYP) X X 2
 Czech Republic (CZE) X X X X 4
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 10 X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
 Denmark (DEN) - - 11 9 10 X X X X X X 9
 Dominican Republic (DOM) X X X X 4
 Ecuador (ECU) X X 2
 Egypt (EGY) - 1 X X X X X X X X X X X 11
 El Salvador (ESA) X X X 3
 Estonia (EST) 4 8 6 1 8 4 4 3 1 9
 Finland (FIN) 4 37 18 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
 France (FRA) - - - - 6 17 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
 Gambia (GAM) X 1
 Georgia (GEO) X X X X 4
 Germany (GER) 1 - - 1 14 X X X X X X X X 11
 Germany (EUA) X X X 3
 East Germany (GDR) X X X X X 5
 West Germany (FRG) X X X X X X 6
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 - - 53 12 10 X X X X X X X X X X 13
 Greece (GRE) 2 - - - 1 5 X X X X X X X X X X X 12
 Guam (GUM) X X X X X 5
 Guatemala (GUA) X X X X 4
 Guinea (GUI) X 1
 Guinea-Bissau (GBS) X X X X 4
 Hungary (HUN) 1 - - 7 10 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
 Iceland (ISL) 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Independent Participants (IOP) X 1
 India (IND) - 2 X X X X X X X X X X 10
 Indonesia (INA) X 1
 Iran (IRI) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
 Iraq (IRQ) X X X 3
 Ireland (IRL) X 1
 Israel (ISR) X X X X X X X 7
 Italy (ITA) - - 1 6 8 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
 Japan (JPN) - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
 Jordan (JOR) X 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) X X X X 4
 Kenya (KEN) X 1
 North Korea (PRK) X X X X X X X X 8
 South Korea (KOR) X X X X X X X X X X 10
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) X X X X 4
 Latvia (LAT) X X X X X 5
 Lebanon (LIB) X X X X X X 6
 Lithuania (LTU) 1 3 2 3 4 5
 Luxembourg (LUX) 2
 Macedonia (MKD) X X X X 4
 Malta (MLT) X X 2
 Mauritania (MTN) X X 2
 Mauritius (MRI) X 1
 Mexico (MEX) - X X X X X X X X 8
 Moldova (MDA) X X X X 4
 Mongolia (MGL) X X X X X X X X X X 10
 Morocco (MAR) X X X X X X 6
 Namibia (NAM) X 1
 Netherlands (NED) - 9 3 9 X X 3
 New Zealand (NZL) X X X X X X 6
 Nicaragua (NCA) X 1
 Nigeria (NGR) X X X X X X X X 8
 Norway (NOR) - 1 9 7 X X X X X X X X X X 12
 Pakistan (PAK) X X X X X X X 7
 Palau (PLW) X X 2
 Panama (PAN) X X X X X X 6
 Peru (PER) X X X X X X X 7
 Philippines (PHI) X X 2
 Poland (POL) X X X X X X X X X X 10
 Portugal (POR) 2 X X X X X X 6
 Puerto Rico (PUR) X X X X X X 6
 Romania (ROU) - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
 Russia (RUS) - 4 11 X X X X 6
 Samoa (SAM) X X 2
 Senegal (SEN) X X X X X X X X X X 10
 Serbia (SRB) X 1
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) X 1
 Slovakia (SVK) X X X X 4
 South Africa (RSA) - - - 1 X X X X X 5
 Soviet Union (URS) X X X X X X X X X 9
 Spain (ESP) - X X X X X X 6
 Sweden (SWE) - - 9 34 13 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
 Switzerland (SUI) - - - - - 4 X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
 Syria (SYR) X X X X X X 6
 Tajikistan (TJK) X X X 3
 Tunisia (TUN) X X X X X X X 7
 Turkey (TUR) - - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
 Turkmenistan (TKM) X X 2
 Ukraine (UKR) X X X X 4
 Unified Team (EUN) X 1
 United States (USA) - - 42 6 2 18 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
 Uzbekistan (UZB) X X X X 4
 Venezuela (VEN) X X X X X 5
 Vietnam (VIE) X X 2
 Virgin Islands (ISV) X 1
 Yemen (YEM) X 1
 North Yemen (YAR) X 1
 Yugoslavia (YUG) X X X X X X X X X 9
No. of nations 4 - 1 14 18 19 50 41 35 44 69 59 75 55 66 59
No. of wrestlers 5 - 42 115 170 152

All-time medal table - Greco-Roman - 1896-2004

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 34 16 10 60
2  Sweden (SWE) 20 17 19 56
3  Finland (FIN) 18 21 19 58
4  Hungary (HUN) 16 10 10 36
5  Turkey (TUR) 11 5 4 20
6  Bulgaria (BUL) 9 14 8 31
7  Romania (ROU) 6 8 13 27
8  Poland (POL) 6 8 6 20
9  Italy (ITA) 5 4 9 18
10  South Korea (KOR) 5 2 5 12
11  Russia (RUS) 5 5 4 14
12  Germany (GER) 4 9 5 18
13  Japan (JPN) 4 5 2 11
14  Cuba (CUB) 3 4 2 9
15  Estonia (EST) 3 0 4 7
16  Unified Team (EUN) 3 3 3 9
17  United States (USA) 3 6 5 14
18  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 5 4 12
19  Egypt (EGY) 2 2 2 6
20  East Germany (GDR) 2 1 1 4
21  Norway (NOR) 2 1 1 4
23  Armenia (ARM) 1 0 0 1
24  Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 0 0 1
25  France (FRA) 1 2 2 5
26  West Germany (FRG) 1 3 1 5
22  Greece (GRE) 1 3 5 9
27  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 1 1 3
28  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 6 4 11
29  Ukraine (UKR) 1 1 1 3
30  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 0 0 1
31  Germany (EUA) 0 4 3 7
32  Belarus (BLR) 0 2 3 5
33  Denmark (DEN) 0 2 6 8
34  Georgia (GEO) 0 1 2 3
35  Iran (IRI) 0 1 1 2
36  Latvia (LAT) 0 1 0 1
37  Lebanon (LIB) 0 1 2 3
38  Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
39  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
40  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
41  Moldova (MDA) 0 0 1 1
42  North Korea (PRK) 0 0 1 1
43  Lithuania (LTU) 0 0 1 1
44  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
Total 174 175 175 523

All-time medal table - Freestyle - 1904-2004

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 46 37 25 108
2  Soviet Union (URS) 28 15 13 56
3  Turkey (TUR) 19 11 11 41
4  Japan (JPN) 16 11 8 35
5  Russia (RUS) 10 3 2 15
6  Finland (FIN) 8 7 10 25
7  Sweden (SWE) 8 10 8 26
8  Bulgaria (BUL) 7 16 9 32
9  Iran (IRI) 5 11 13 29
10  South Korea (KOR) 4 9 7 20
11  Switzerland (SUI) 4 4 5 13
12  Unified Team (EUN) 3 2 2 7
13  Great Britain (GBR) 3 4 10 17
14  Hungary (HUN) 3 4 7 14
15  North Korea (PRK) 3 2 3 8
16  Canada (CAN) 2 6 6 14
17  Cuba (CUB) 2 1 4 7
18  Estonia (EST) 2 1 0 3
19  Uzbekistan (UZB) 2 2 0 4
20  France (FRA) 2 2 5 9
21  Ukraine (UKR) 2 1 3 6
22  Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 1 1 3
23  China (CHN) 1 1 0 2
24  Germany (EUA) 1 1 0 2
25  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
26  Romania (ROU) 1 0 4 5
27  Yugoslavia (YUG) 1 1 2 4
28  Mongolia (MGL) 0 4 4 8
29  Belgium (BEL) 0 3 0 3
30  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 2 1 3
31  Germany (GER) 0 2 0 2
32  East Germany (GDR) 0 2 1 3
33  Armenia (ARM) 0 1 0 1
34  Australia (AUS) 0 1 2 3
35  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
36  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 3 4
37  Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
38  Poland (POL) 0 1 3 4
39  Syria (SYR) 0 1 0 1
40  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 3 4
41  Greece (GRE) 0 0 2 2
42  Georgia (GEO) 0 0 2 2
43  India (IND) 0 0 2 2
44  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
45  Colombia (COL) 0 0 1 1
46  Macedonia (MKD) 0 0 1 1
47  Pakistan (PAK) 0 0 1 1
Total 184 184 187 555

See also

  • List of Olympic venues in wrestling

References


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