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wrestling areaclick to hear

Mat with an area of 40 ft2 for a wrestling match; a bout has two 3-minute periods with a break of 30 seconds.
wrestling area wrestler judge mat chairperson referee protection area central wrestling area passivity zone

wrestler click to hear

Athlete who practices wrestling; wrestlers are classified into weight categories.

judge click to hear

Official who assigns the points for the technical action as instructed by the referee or the mat chairperson and registers them on the scoreboard.

mat chairperson click to hear

Official who coordinates the work of the referee and the judge; in the event of disagreement, he settles it. He may also interrupt the bout.

referee click to hear

Official in charge of enforcing the rules who directs the fight on the mat and wears red and blue sleeves to indicate points.

protection area click to hear

Area that is 5 ft wide and surrounds the passivity zone; it provides safety if the wrestler is thrown out of the wrestling area.

central wrestling area click to hear

Circle inside the passivity zone that is 23 ft in diameter; the bout takes place within it.

passivity zone click to hear

Red band that is 3.2 ft wide; it delimits and is part of the wrestling surface (30 ft in diameter).