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An Egyptian mural from a tomb of at Beni Hasan dating to around 2000 BC, showing wrestlers in action.<ref name="lessing">Egypt Thomb. Lessing Photo. 02-15-2011.</ref>
Detail of the wrestling scenes in tomb 15 (Baqet III) at Beni Hasan.

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

The term wrestling is attested in late Old English, as wræstlunge (glossing palestram).<ref>OED; see also {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref>


Wrestling sections
Intro   History    Mythology    By country   International disciplines   Folk style disciplines  Collegiate wrestling  Sambo  Professional wrestling  Mixed martial arts competition  See also  References  Notes  External links  

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An Egyptian mural from a tomb of at Beni Hasan dating to around 2000 BC, showing wrestlers in action.<ref name="lessing">Egypt Thomb. Lessing Photo. 02-15-2011.</ref>
Detail of the wrestling scenes in tomb 15 (Baqet III) at Beni Hasan.

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

The term wrestling is attested in late Old English, as wræstlunge (glossing palestram).<ref>OED; see also {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref>


Wrestling sections
Intro   History    Mythology    By country   International disciplines   Folk style disciplines  Collegiate wrestling  Sambo  Professional wrestling  Mixed martial arts competition  See also  References  Notes  External links  

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