Directions of changes of technical and tactical skills by wrestlers free style within 12 years, 1996-2008 Artur Kruszewski, Paweł Zarczuk, Marek Kruszewski, Stanisław Kuźmicki, Władysław Jagiełło, Wiesław Błach Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2011; 2(2):117-123 ICID: 1047144
Article type: Original article
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Introduction. The main aim of research study was to determine direction of changes in the structure of wrestling matches during three Olympic cycles: from Atlanta 1996 to Beijing 2008. The data collected from freestyle wrestling matches during the "Atlanta" 1996 and "Beijing" 2008 Olympic constituted research material. Material and methods. A total of 311 matches were analyzed (10 weight categories in the "Atlanta" and 7 weight categories in the "Beijing"). Results and Conclusions. The dominant mode of winning a match in the analyzed tournament was winning on points; after two rounds (68%). However, it should be noted that due increasingly even level of preparedness of the contestants more often third round determines the victor (50% of 60 kg weight category). Analysis of contestants’ bout structure, depending on the position of fighting in different weight categories, show significant difference between the lightweight (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg) and heavy (74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg) category. Light weight, compared to heavy weight, was characterized by a smaller number of technical points scored during the fight in the standing position (48-50%) and greater number of technical points scored on the mat (35-41%).