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Recently at the Olympics over 25 countries won medals in wrestling, making it one of the most diverse sports in the Olympic Games.
Wrestling is the national sport in many of these countries including Iran, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan, The passion of the fans rivals that of soccer around the world and the NFL or NBA in the USA. Pictured is an Iranian wrestler returning to his hometown after winning the Gold medal at 74kg in men's freestyle. Below is a look at some of the top nations in wrestling. I have listed their overall medal count vs the medals won in wrestling and its percentage
Country / Medals Overall / Wrestling Medals / Percentage
Azerbaijan 18 / 9 / 50%
Iran 8 / 5 / 62.50%
Russia 56 / 9 / 16%
Turkey 8 / 5 / 62.50%
Georgia 7 / 3 / 43%
Uzbekistan 13 / 3 / 23%
Cuba 11 / 3 / 27%
Armenia 4 / 3 / 75%
United States 121 / 3 / 2.5%
Athletes in Action has been using the sport of wrestling to minister to the world for the last 40 years.
With advances in technology we have been able to translate our two wrestling DVD's, Unfading Glory 1 and Unfading Glory 2, into many languages including Spanish, Farsi, and Russian.
This wonderful tool has allowed us to share with people from all over the world. We have distributed them at our matches overseas as well as at major international wrestling events such as the Dave Schultz Tournament, the World Championships in Las Vegas, and the Rio Olympics
~~Rob for AIA Wrestling
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