Australian Wrestling History

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local example of how Australian's have embraced wrestling was the formation of the Wrestling Australia, which started as a part a plan by the Australian Institute Of Sport to expand wrestling, it was originally formed in 1986. It has since spread across Australia. In total 3 athletes from the Australia Wrestling company qualified for the olympics, Ivan Popov, Sahit Prizreni, Talgat Ilyasov. This shows how the people have embraced wrestle into our culture. Australian Wrestling now has associations in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and here in Perth. In total there are three independent wrestling schools in Perth, with one affiliated with the Australian Government, Subiaco Tigers Wrestling Club and Gladiators Wrestling Club are all independent. Overall Australia have embraced wrestling with having gyms in every major city.

The best example of an entire nation embarrassing Amateur Wrestling is the U.S.A. America were one of the early adapters of wrestling which has lead to them also having the strongest culture. In almost all high schools in USA wrestling is offered as a sport. This allows the sport to be played by younger people. In American colleges Wrestling is complete at a high level, which also gives athletes the ability to wrestle for almost 8
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There are now three types of wrestling, Greco-Roman and Freestyle are competed in the olympics, and collegiate wrestling. Greco-Roman was the original form of wrestling which was completed in the ancient Olympic Games. Free style wrestling was created during the 19th century in U.S.A and Great Britain. Freestyle wrestling was different rules to Greco-Roman, it was intended to be more of a spectator sport, and is now the most watched form of all forms of amateur wrestling. It is easier to score in freestyle and is more fast paced, the major difference between the two is that in freestyle you are allowed to touch the leg, allowing take

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