Wrestling at the 2020 Tokyo Games will comprise 18 medal events across the freestyle (men and women) and Greco-Roman (men only) disciplines:

Freestyle weight classes (12):

  • Men’s 57kg
  • Men’s 65kg
  • Men’s 74kg
  • Men’s 86kg
  • Men’s 97kg
  • Men’s 125kg
  • Women’s 48kg
  • Women’s 53kg
  • Women’s 58kg
  • Women’s 63kg
  • Women’s 69kg
  • Women’s 75kg

 

Greco-Roman weight classes (6):

 

  • Men’s 59kg
  • Men’s 66kg
  • Men’s 75kg
  • Men’s 85kg
  • Men’s 98kg
  • Men’s 130kg

 

The primary difference between freestyle and Greco-Roman is that the latter prohibits wrestlers from attacking below the waist or using his own legs to trip, lift or execute other holds. In freestyle, both the arms and legs are used to execute holds.

 

The United States is tied with the Soviet Union for the most all-time Olympic medals in wrestling (132). The 2020 host nation Japan, with 69, is tied for fourth overall with Bulgaria. Japan’s Kaori Icho won 63kg gold at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games, then again at 58kg in 2016, becoming the only woman to earn individual gold at four Olympics.

 

More information:

Tokyo 2020 – Wrestling

USA Wrestling

United World Wrestling