(Last Updated on : 24/02/2012)
1. Duration.: Duration of the bout is 5 minutes of actual wrestling without rest.
2. Competitors are called for the contest. If any competitor fails to respond he will be considered defeated by fall and eliminated. A delay of 5 minutes in this respect may be accepted only for the contestant's first bout in the first round.
3. The time-keeper indicates the end of a bout by striking the gong.
4. A bout may be stopped for a maximum of 2 minutes by the referee for injury or any other reason beyond the control of the wrestler in each bout.
5. The coach during a bout can remain at the foot of the platform or at a minimum distance of 4 m from the edge of the mat.
6. Danger Position: A wrestler is considered in a danger position when the line of his back or the line of his shoulder vertically or in parallel with the mat forms an angle of less than 90ø with the said mat. Also when he resists, it avoids a fall. The following positions are considered danger positions:
(a) A defending wrestler assumes the bridge position to keep him from being pinned.
(b) A defending wrestler with his back towards the mat supports on one or both elbows in order to avoid having his shoulders forced to the mat or when he is blocked in this position on both hands.
(c) When a wrestler has shoulder in contact with the mat and at the same time exceeds the 90 deg. vertical line with the other shoulder.
(d) A wrestler finds himself in an instantaneous fall position.
7. In the event of a danger position 2, 3 or 5 points may be scored.
8. Fall: When the defending wrestler is held by his opponent with his two shoulders or base of his scapulae against the mat, and allows the referee to count ONE or pronounce mentally TOMBER, it is considered a fall.
9. Technical Superiority: A bout must be terminated when there is a difference of 15 points between the wrestlers. Difference of 14 points is called great superiority.
10. Passivity: If a wrestler continues to be passive even after the second warning, he can be awarded the third caution after which he will be declared as loser of the bout.
11. "Par Terre" Position: Each wrestler can be placed in the "par terre" position. The wrestler who is put in the "par terre" position should fall on his knees with his hands on the mat, hands and elbows spread at a distance of 20 cm from his knees. The attacking wrestler may take any position which he considers suitable for attacking but he must touch the back of the defending wrestler before the attack from behind.
12. Situation: If a wrestler is fleeing from the mat a second or third time, the "par terre" position is given. Also, if a wrestler is fleeing from a danger position, the "par terre" position is given.
13. Wrestling at the edge of the mat: The competitors may enter the passive zone, while wrestling on the ground. If standing then the referee may call the wrestler zone (red or blue) and max order them to come to the centre.
Prohibitions in Wrestling
The following moves are prohibited in wrestling and if practised during a game will lead to disqualification.
(a) Throat hold
(b) Twisting of arms more than 90 deg
(c) Two hands applying pressure to head or neck
(d) Arm bar applied to the fore arm
(e) Force bridge into head or neck
(f) Three quarter nelson with both hands
(g) A chancery holds in any sense (exclusive twisting of the neck)
: A scissor lock with the feet is forbidden on the head or neck should not have any added downward force.
Scoring in Wrestling
: A wrestler who brings down his opponent to the ground while passing behind and is in a position to hold him down in this position.
: Application of correct hold and placing the opponent in danger or the opponent touches the floor with both shoulders in ground wrestling.
(a) A correct hold by a lift from "par terre" position bringing the opponent in a danger position.
(b) Lifted the opponent completely off the mat to a danger position.
(c) A correct hold from a standing position that brings an opponent into a danger position.
For executing a throw of great height that results in an immediate danger position. The attacking wrestler employs major technical hold. In the case of a draw the sudden death rule is applied, i.e. whosoever scores the first point is the winner.
Game Officials in Wrestling
: The referee should be in white trousers, white shirt with the emblem of his country, white socks and white athletic shoes to be worn only on the mat. He should have a red sleeve or band on his left arm and blue sleeve or band on his right arm.
The referee is responsible for the orderly conduct of the bout which he must direct according to the rules. He contributes to the allocation of points, which he indicates, with his fingers after a hold is executed. He indicates the points with the hold of his fingers to the judge and Mat Chairman by raising his right or left hand depending upon the points scored by the red or blue wrestler.
: The judge follows the referee's indication closely and records them in a score sheet. At the same time he will declare the score to the public by raising the number-bat of the colour attributed to the concerned wrestler. In case of the electronic score board, the points must be made known to all either by the judge if he is controlling it or by the special operator. The score board must be visible to the referee as well as to the wrestlers.
: The Mat Chairman coordinates the work of the referee and the judge, in case of disagreement between the judge and the referee; he settles the issue to determine the results, the number of points, the falls, the cautions, disqualification, etc. If there is any difference in the decision of the referee and the judge, the Mat Chairman's decision will be final.
: Whenever the third caution is to be given the controller is the consultant.