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starting positions click to hear : starting positions

The wrestlers start the bout standing on opposite sides of the white circle; this circle is in the middle of the central wrestling area and is 1 m in diameter.
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standing position (Greco-Roman wrestling) crouching position (freestyle wrestling)

standing position (Greco-Roman wrestling) click to hear : standing position (Greco-Roman wrestling)

In Greco-Roman wrestling, it is forbidden to seize the opponent below the hips and to use one’s legs for a hold or to defend oneself.

crouching position (freestyle wrestling) click to hear : crouching position (freestyle wrestling)

Freestyle wrestling allows the wrestler to use the entire body; this provides for a larger variety of holds than in Greco-Roman wrestling.