By Jibin & A.J.

Wrestling was one of the sports in the first ancient Olympic games in 776 B.C. It was also part of the first modern Olympic games in 1896. However, wrestling is one of the first sports invented.

Wrestlers wear special wrestling outfits in either red or blue that fit their bodies closely. They must wear wrestling boots that tie with laces.

Wrestlers are divided into categories according to age and weight. In the Olympics there is men's Greco-Roman wrestling and men's freestyle, and women's freestyle wrestling.

Prior to participating in a match, the wrestlers are obliged to undergo medical tests. Then they ware weighed and they enter lottery produce to determine the paring of contesting athletes.

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