Perhaps the oldest of all Olympic sports, depictions of wrestling were found on the walls of Ancient Egypt which were thought to have been painted as long as 5000 years ago.
Greco-Roman wrestling was part of the first modern Olympic Games at Athens 1896 before freestyle was introduced eight years later. Women’s wrestling was incorporated into the Olympic Programme at Athens 2004.
In Greco-Roman wrestling, holds are allowed from the waist up, while in freestyle holds are allowed on the whole body. Matches in both styles consist of two, three-minute parts, with a 30 second interval.