Wrestling Federations going to Rio

All the quotas for wrestling at the Rio Games have finally been allocated. Final rosters aren’t due until next week but we can still check out the number of qualifiers each federation won for their countries and make nice heat maps from the data.

Great, so let’s do it!

Worldwide heat map, all styles. Top 5 federations: RUS 17, USA 14, TUR 14, AZE 14, CHN 13

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Greco-Roman. Countries that qualified all 6: RUS, IRI, EGY

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Men’s Freestyle. Countries that qualified all 6: USA, RUS, TUR, MGL, IRI, GEO, AZE

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Mens Freestyle vs Greco-Roman. Red = More GR than MFS. Green = More MFS than GR.

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Women’s Freestyle. Countries that qualified all 6: JPN, CAN

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Africa and SouthEast Asia need to pick things up. Latin America and Western Euope could be doing better too. Still, definitely a global sport, even though most of the best wrestlers still come from the Caucus Mountain region, an area about the size of New England.

But anyway, stay tuned, more to come!


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