Wrestling

Introduction to Wrestling


A sport as old as mankind itself. Since the dawn of time men have been pitted against each other in physical hand to hand combat, making this almost certainly the most ancient of Olympic sports. It’s a simple concept. Two men or women fight until one of them is subdued. But the techniques of wresting have become sophisticated and winning is about having the ability to use not only your weight and skill but also the weight of your opponent. Wrestling is split into Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines. In Freestyle wrestling the competitors have a much greater freedom. They can use not only their arms and bodies, but also their legs and can take a hold of their opponent anywhere that allows them to overpower and gain total control of them. For contact details of Irish Amateur Wrestling Association please click on Full story

Alex Dolly loses to Naskidaeva of Spain

Team Ireland’s Alex Dolly lost to Spain’s Taimuraz Naskidaeva in the Men’s Wrestling 86kg Freestyle this morning in Baku. Naskidaeva is a former Junior World and European Champion and 5th in the Senior World Championships last year . Unfortunately Dolly will not have an opportunity to compete again in the repercharge as Naskidaeva was defeated in […]

Inaugural European Games – Baku 2015 Selections

At the Olympic Council of Ireland Executive Committee Meeting on Monday 20th October 2014 the first ever selections were made for the Inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. The honour of being the first five athletes selected goes to the sports of Boxing and Wrestling.     The five athletes selected are: Women’s Boxing Katie […]

Irish wrestlers take medals at British championships 2013

The senior British championships took place in Welshpool Wales on 6th June 2013 with only one entry from Ireland 84Kg Alex Dolly. Alex had four match fights to win gold in his weight class. During the competition he never allowed a point to be gained in all his fights, Alex had travelled a long distance […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]
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