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The United States has qualified the most wrestlers to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games of any nation in the world. The qualification process for wrestling for the London Olympics has now concluded.

In wrestling, a nation may have only one athlete in each weight class at the Olympic Games.

The USA has qualified to compete in 17 of the 18 Olympic weight classes in wrestling. USA Wrestling has qualified to compete in all seven men’s freestyle weights, all four women’s freestyle weights and six of the seven Greco-Roman weight classes.

Russia is second with 16 qualified weight classes, with all seven men’s freestyle weights, six of the seven Greco-Roman weight classes and three of the four women’s freestyle weight classes.

Kazakhstan is third with 15 qualifiers, with all seven men’s freestyle weights, five of the seven Greco-Roman weight classes and three of the four women’s freestyle weight classes.

In fourth is Egypt, with 14 qualified weight classes, including all seven in Greco-Roman, six of the seven men’s freestyle weight classes and one of the four women’s freestyle weight classes.

Tied in fifth are six nations with 13 qualifiers each: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Turkey and Ukraine.

Other nations with more than 10 qualified weight classes are Cuba with 12 qualifiers and Belarus with 11 qualifiers.

At this time, there are a total of 65 nations which have qualified to compete in at least one weight class at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

There will be 344 entries in wrestling at the 2012 London Games competing in the three Olympic styles, men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. That will include 266 men (freestyle and Greco-Roman) and 72 women (freestyle).

There will be six additional Olympic berths to be announced now that the Olympic Qualifying Series of events has ended. Three spots are assigned to the Tripartite Commission, and three spots will be given to host country Great Britain if they do not qualify athletes for wrestling at the Olympics. Great Britain did not qualify any athletes through the qualifying process. The Tripartite Commission spots will not go to nations which have already earned wrestling qualifiers.

TOTAL OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS (by nation) ALL STYLES as of as of 5/6/12

1. United States (17): 55 kgGR, 60 kgG, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW

2. Russia (16): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96kg FS, 120 kgFS, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW

3. Kazakhstan (15): 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW

4. Egypt (14): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 55 kgW

5. Azerbaijan (13): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW
5. Georgia (13): 60kg GR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kg GR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS
5. Iran (13): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 84kgGR, 96kg GR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS
5. Japan (13): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 55kg FS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74kg FS, 96 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW
5. Turkey (13): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 63 kgW
5. Ukraine (13): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 120kg GR, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW

11. Cuba (12): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 63 kgW

12. Belarus (11): 55 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 72 kgW

13. Bulgaria (9): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 72 kgW
13. Canada (9): 55 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 96kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW
13. Korea (9): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW

16. China (8): 55 kgGR, 60 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 74 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW
16. Mongolia (8): 55 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW
16. Tunisia (8): 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW
16. Uzbekistan (8): 55 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 120 kgFS

20. Armenia (7): 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS
20. Hungary (7): 55 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 74 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 63 kgW
20. Venezuela (7): 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 48 kgW, 55 kgW

23. France (6): 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR, 60 kgFS, 72 kgW
23. Sweden (6): 74 kgGR, 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 55 kgW, 63 kgW, 72 kgW

25. India (5): 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 55 kgW
25. North Korea (5): 55 kgGR, 55 kgFS, 60 kgFS, 55 kgW, 63 kgW

27. Germany (4): 66 kgGR, 60 kgFS, 120 kgFS, 48 kgW
27. Kyrgyzstan (4): 55 kgGR, 74 kgGR, 96 kgFS, 63 kgW
27. Nigeria (4): 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS, 63 kgW, 72 kgW
27. Poland (4): 84 kgGR, 120 kgGR, 48 kgW, 63 kgW
27. Tajikistan (4): 55 kgFS, 66 kgFS, 84 kgFS, 96 kgFS

32. Colombia (3): 48 kgW, 55 kgW, 72 kgW
32. Puerto Rico (3): 60 kgFS, 74 kgFS, 84 kgFS

34. Algeria (2): 60 kgGR, 66 kgGR
34. Croatia (2): 74 kgGR, 84 kgGR
34. Denmark (2): 55 kgGR, 74 kgGR
34. Ecuador (2): 66 kgGR, 55 kgW
34. Estonia (2): 96 kgGR, 120 kgGR
34. Finland (2): 60 kgGR, 84 kgGR
34. Greece (2): 74 kgFS, 55 kgW
34. Guinea-Bisau (2): 74 kgFS, 63 kgW
34. Latvia (2): 84 kgFS, 63 kgW
34. Lithuania (2): 66 kgGR, 74 kgGR
34. Mexico (2): 60 kgFS, 120 kgFS
34. Morocco (2): 55 kgGR, 96 kgGR
34. Romania (2): 96 kgGR, 120 kgFS
34. Senegal (2): 120 kgFS, 48 kgFS

48. American Samoa (1): 96 kgFS
48. Argentina (1): 48 kgW
48. Australia (1): 60 kgFS
48. Austria (1): 84 kgGR
48. Brazil (1): 55 kgW
48. Cameroon (1): 72 kgW
48. Chile (1): 120 kgGR
48. Czech Republic (1): 96 kgGR
48. Honduras (1): 55 kgFS
48. Italy (1): 96 kgGR
48. Madagascar (1): 72 kgW
48. Moldova (1): 96 kgFS
48. Namibia (1): 55 kgFS
48. Norway (1): 60 kgGR
48. Serbia (1): 66 kgGR
48. Spain (1): 72 kgW
48. Switzerland (1): 66 kgGR
48. Vietnam (1): 48 kgW

Note: At this time, 65 different nations have qualified to compete in wrestling in London.

OLYMPIC GAMES WRESTLING ENTRIES
Wrestling Athletes for 2012 Olympics = 344
Qualifications: 266 men + 72 women = 338
Tripartite Commission: 3 places
Host Country: 3 places

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