Freestyle wrestling is an Olympic
event. Under international rules any fair hold, trip, or throw
is permitted. Are forbidden, as well as kicking, punching, butting
with the head, and holding the costume. Wrestlers are cautioned
for irregularities, and three cautions mean disqualification.
The bout is supervised by a referee on the mat, a mat chairman,
a judge, and a timekeeper. A fall is awarded when one contestant
holds both of his opponent's shoulders to the mat for one second.
Freestyle wrestling appeared
in the 1904 olympic games. The first world championship took
place in Helsinki, in 1951.