Wrestling

Wrestling has been a part of the Olympic program since 1896 and there are two disciplines practiced today, Greco-Roman and freestyle. In both, athletes grapple each other in a 9-meter in diameter ring and attempt to pin their opponent’s shoulders to the mat for one second. Greco-Roman wrestlers only use their upper body, but freestyle wrestlers can use their entire body.

Bouts consist of two three-minute rounds with a 30-second break in between. If neither competitor can pin the other’s shoulders to the mat, the match is decided on points awarded for various moves. For example, a point can be earned by moving an opponent out of the ring and wrestlers can earn points by throwing their opponent or putting them in an unfavorable position.

In freestyle wrestling, if the point spread reaches 10 points, the leading wrestler wins, while in  Greco-Roman, the spread is eight points.

Greco-Roman wrestling begins from a standing position, making the sport rely heavily on throwing and upper body strength. In freestyle, the main focus is to take the opponent to the ground by disrupting their balance with leg attacks and throws.

Wrestling events run from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7.

Venue and access information

Wrestling will take place in Makuhari Messe Hall A in Chiba Prefecture. The venue has a capacity of 10,000 and is five minutes from Kaihinmakuhari Station on the Keiyo Line.


Wrestling
Aug 1 | 11:00-13:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 1/8 Finals
Women's Freestyle 76 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg 1/4 Finals
Women's Freestyle 76 kg 1/4 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg 1/4 Finals

Aug 1 | 18:15-19:15
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Semifinals
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Semifinals
Women's Freestyle 76 kg Semifinals

Aug 2 | 11:00-13:30
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Repechage
Women's Freestyle 76 kg Repechage
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Repechage
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg 1/8 Finals
Women's Freestyle 68 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg 1/4 Finals
Women's Freestyle 68 kg 1/4 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg 1/4 Finals

Aug 2 | 18:15-22:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg Semifinals
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg Semifinals
Women's Freestyle 68 kg Semifinals
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 76 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Women's Freestyle 76 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 76 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 3 | 11:00-13:30
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg Repechage
Women's Freestyle 68 kg Repechage
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg Repechage
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg 1/8 Finals
Women's Freestyle 62 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg 1/4 Finals
Women's Freestyle 62 kg 1/4 Finals
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg 1/4 Finals

Aug 3 | 18:15-22:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Semifinals
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Semifinals
Women's Freestyle 62 kg Semifinals
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 77 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 68 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Women's Freestyle 68 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 97 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 68 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 4 | 11:00-13:30
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Repechage
Women's Freestyle 62 kg Repechage
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 57 kg 1/8 Finals
Women's Freestyle 57 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Freestyle 86 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Freestyle 57 kg 1/4 Finals
Women's Freestyle 57 kg 1/4 Finals
Men's Freestyle 86 kg 1/4 Finals

Aug 4 | 18:15-22:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Freestyle 57 kg Semifinals
Men's Freestyle 86 kg Semifinals
Women's Freestyle 57 kg Semifinals
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 67 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 62 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Women's Freestyle 62 kg Final
Men's Greco-Roman 87 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 62 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 5 | 11:00-13:30
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Freestyle 57 kg Repechage
Women's Freestyle 57 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 86 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 74 kg 1/8 Finals
Women's Freestyle 53 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Freestyle 125 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Freestyle 74 kg 1/4 Finals
Women's Freestyle 53 kg 1/4 Finals
Men's Freestyle 125 kg 1/4 Finals

Aug 5 | 18:15-22:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Freestyle 74 kg Semifinals
Men's Freestyle 125 kg Semifinals
Women's Freestyle 53 kg Semifinals
Men's Freestyle 57 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Freestyle 57 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 86 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Freestyle 86 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 57 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 57 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Women's Freestyle 57 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 86 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 57 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 6 | 11:00-13:30
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Freestyle 74 kg Repechage
Women's Freestyle 53 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 125 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 65 kg 1/8 Finals
Women's Freestyle 50 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Freestyle 97 kg 1/8 Finals
Men's Freestyle 65 kg 1/4 Finals
Women's Freestyle 50 kg 1/4 Finals
Men's Freestyle 97 kg 1/4 Finals

Aug 6 | 18:15-22:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Freestyle 65 kg Semifinals
Men's Freestyle 97 kg Semifinals
Women's Freestyle 50 kg Semifinals
Men's Freestyle 74 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Freestyle 74 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 125 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Freestyle 125 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 74 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 53 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Women's Freestyle 53 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 125 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 53 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 7 | 18:45-22:00
Makuhari Messe Hall
Men's Freestyle 65 kg Repechage
Women's Freestyle 50 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 97 kg Repechage
Men's Freestyle 65 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Freestyle 65 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 97 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Men's Freestyle 97 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 65 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 50 kg Bronze Medal Matches
Women's Freestyle 50 kg Final
Men's Freestyle 97 kg Victory Ceremony
Women's Freestyle 50 kg Victory Ceremony

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