Wrestling at the Olympics 2021 Live Coverage and TV Guides

Wrestling at the Olympics 2021 will be held on August 1 to August 7, 2021. Check the full details of Wrestling at the Olympics 2021 live coverage and tv guides.

The essence of both styles is the same: with no equipment and no grasping at clothing, two athletes try to press both shoulders of their opponent down onto the mat. Greco-Roman wrestlers use only their upper bodies and arms, while freestyle wrestlers can use any part of their body.

The competition programme at Rio 2016 included six weight categories each for men’s Greco-Roman, men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle. For all events, there is a direct elimination system that eventually decides the two finalists for the gold medal match. All wrestlers who lose to a finalist are entered into the repechage.

Event Programme

Freestyle

  • 57kg (Men)
  • 65kg (Men)
  • 74kg (Men)
  • 86kg (Men)
  • 97kg (Men)
  • 125kg (Men)
  • 50kg (Women)
  • 53kg (Women)
  • 57kg (Women)
  • 62kg (Women)
  • 68kg (Women)
  • 76kg (Women)

Greco-Roman

  • 60kg (Men)
  • 67kg (Men)
  • 77kg (Men)
  • 87kg (Men)
  • 97kg (Men)
  • 130kg (Men)

Wrestling History – Tokyo Olympics 2021

Wrestling was a feature of the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC, with the sport’s Greco-Roman style included in the first Games of the modern era at Athens 1896. Eight years later, freestyle wrestling was introduced at the St. Louis 1904 Games. Women’s freestyle wrestling joined the Olympic programme at Athens in 2004.

In freestyle wrestling the stars of the sport hail from Russia, Iran and the United States. Superstar Abdulrashid “The Russian Tank” Sadulaev will headline Tokyo 2020 as a returning Olympic gold medallist looking to win his first title at 97kg. His fiercest rival will be defending 97kg Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (USA). The duo have wrestled twice in three years, splitting outcomes. Iran’s Hassan Yazdanicharati also comes to Tokyo as a 2016 Olympic champion, winning at 74kg. Now at 86kg, he looks to defend his 2019 world championship against a field of top competitors.

There is no team score kept in wrestling at the Olympic Games, but if there were the small island nation of Cuba would have taken the Greco-Roman title at the Olympic Games in 2016. Led by legendary three-time Olympic champion Mijaín López at 130kg, and defending world and Olympic champion Ismael Borrero at 60kg, Cuba has a chance to repeat their dominant Rio performance in Tokyo.

Japan is the most dominant women’s wrestling nation in the world, having won 11 of a possible 18 gold medals in four Olympic Games. Through she won’t be competing in Tokyo, Hall of Fame wrestler Icho Kaori won a record-setting fourth Olympic gold at Rio 2016, raising Japan’s already high bar for success even higher. The new generation of Japanese women wrestlers will be led by defending Olympic champions Risako Kawai and Sara Dosho, giving local fans plenty to cheer in the Makuhari Messe.

Wrestling Schedule – Olympics 2021

Date and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 11:00 – 13:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 18:15 – 19:15

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • Men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg Semifinals
  • Men’s Greco-Roman 130 kg Semifinals
  • Women’s Freestyle 76 kg Semifinals

Date and Time: Mon 2 Aug. 11:00 – 13:30

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Mon 2 Aug. 18:15 – 22:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 11:00 – 13:30

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 18:15 – 22:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Wed 4 Aug. 11:00 – 13:30

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Wed 4 Aug. 18:15 – 22:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Thu 5 Aug. 11:00 – 13:30

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Thu 5 Aug. 18:15 – 22:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Fri 6 Aug. 11:00 – 13:30

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and Time: Fri 6 Aug. 18:15 – 22:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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

Date and time: Saturday 7 August 18:45 – 22:00 pm

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

  • 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