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FILA Coaches Clinic Colorado Springs November 2006 Analysis of the World Championships 2006 Freestyle Prof. Dr. Harold Tünnemann
Analysis of the men’s Freestyle World Championships 2006 Guangzhou 1.Basic preliminary remarks 1.Country-specific aspects of performance in competition 1.Qualitative analysis of combat behaviour 4. Individual world top performances under technical-tactical aspects
1.Basic preliminary remarks The 2006 World Championships were characterized by interesting developments. At the Junior World Championships in Guatemala it was in particular the women from Latin America who showed impressive performance progress. Other countries, like Sweden, Belarus, Roumania and Kazakhstan, were able to prove progresses in performance at the women’s events. Iran, Turkey, the USA, Japan, Kyrgistan, Kazakhstan and South Africa in freestyle wrestling, and Turkey, Iran, Korea, Kazakhstan, Hungary and Bulgaria in Greco-Roman style have reached the world’s elite in junior wrestling. Thus, they have demonstrated distinct progresses in their junior training concepts.
Under the aspect of successful work with the juniors, the teams from Russia have to be mentioned particularly, who represent absolute world’s elite in all three styles. From the point of view of contents, the further increase in technical versatility, the high stability and effectiveness of attacking actions and the increasing hardness of competition, particularly in women’s Wrestling, have to be mentioned. So it will not surprise to meet again some of the world’s best juniors at the Olympic Games in Peking.
At the Senior World Championships, the women from Belarus, Germany, Poland and Sweden were able to prove progresses in performance compared with Budapest. Once again, the Japanese team was outstanding, winning medals in all 7 weight categories and thus once again improving their incredibly strong performance in Budapest. In freestyle wrestling, the wrestlers from Iran, USA, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Azerbaidshan could improve as teams compared with Budapest. In Greco-Roman wrestling, the competitors from USA, Georgia, Russia, Iran and Finland could improve. There are distinct progresses in performance in the wrestlers from Turkey, who could gain another 13 nation points and so reached the first place in the nations ranking.
From the point of view of contents it becomes clear the forthcoming Olympic Games 2008 in Peking have already cast their shadows on Guangzhou. Here, tribute is to be paid to the great and successful commitment of the Chinese organisers, who made with meticulousness and passion the 2006 World Championships a great experience for all participants.
In Guangzhou, plenty of established wrestlers, like Saitiev, Barzakov, Nazarjan or Yerlikaja had to bury their hopes for medals or titles early. Youth was rushing forward with a view toward the Olympic Games 2008. Both in Greco-Roman (Sourian Reihanpour) and in freestyle wrestling (Khadimurov Gatsalov), only one world champion could defend his title from the previous year.
Coaches and athletes have adapted to the new competitons rules and they have modified training regarding the special strength and endurance abilities as well as the technical-tactical challenges. The realisation of 4 to 5 bouts a day requires enormous improvements of the special physical conditional abilities. As the results show, these requirements meet best with the training philosophy of American men. They were able to improve during the individual bouts and they could best cope with 5 bouts a day.
As regards the technical-tactical aspect, a concentration on the decisive gain of points during the last seconds of bout and the increase in pushing the opponent from the mat have been striking. In Greco Roman wrestling, in the clinch, the wrestler in “par terre” position allows less lift techniques, because immediately at the moment of the whistle, he turns himself into the opponent. The World Championships in Guangzhou have also made us clear that regarding the competitions rules, there are still some unresolved problems, particularly in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Still, the first minute in standing position remains in principle unimportant for the striving to gain points. The technical versatility and so the attractiveness of the bouts decline. The hesitant taking of the clinch position results in unacceptable prolongations of the duration of the bouts and the events. The sometimes unsporting behaviour of the athletes when taking the clinch position makes the referees’ work difficult and is unattractive for the public’s appeal. Some wrestlers seem to have attended a special semester at the drama school.
Mr. Mario Saletnig will give us some very interesting details in this matter. In the detail analysis of the three wrestling styles we put in the centre the following positive features of combat behaviour, which determine the development. In particular, the integrated video analysis shows many attractive technical-tactical actions serving as examples for coaches and athletes.
2. Country-specific aspects of performance in competition In freestyle wrestling, the wrestlers from Iran, USA, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Azerbaidshan could improve as teams compared with Budapest (fig. 1). The wrestlers from Cuba took the second place in Budapest and they had to suffer losses in Guangzhou. They scored less than the half of nation points.
Fig. 1 Nation points of the 2006 WC and the 2005 WC in Freestyle Wrestling
3.Qualitative analysis of combat behaviour The freestyle championships, like the ones in Greco-Roman wrestling, have been characterized by current changes to the rules. Other than in Greco-Roman wrestling, there are considerably less problems with the realization of the new rules, and so the impacts on the quality of combat behaviour have been lower. But it is a positive surprise that in Guangzhou one parameter of the quality of wrestling - the average number of scored points per minute of bout - show the best value since 1986 ! (fig. 2).
Fig. 2 Development of world top performance in Freestyle Wrestling Men
In the end, an improved quality of attack is also an indication of a higher attractiveness of combat behaviour. Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Iran have achieved best values in this parameter in 2006. Together with Azerbaidshan those countries show the highest increase rates since 2005 (fig. 3).
Fig. 3 Attack efficacy WC 2006 and WC 2005 in Freestyle Wrestling men
The wrestlers from Russia, Uzbekistan, Iran and Ukraine were to be very stable to opponents’ attacks (fig. 4). They reached the best values concerning the performance index. This is a clear indication that these nations are on a right way for the formation of the new Olympic team.
Fig. 4 Wrestling efficacy WC 2006 Freestyle Wrestling
As regards the quality of points, no essential changes compared with 2005 can be detected. This is proved by the comparative examination both of all bouts and of the winners (fig. 5 and 6). Indeed we can confirm a slight increase in the parameter of points per bout and in 2-point scores in 2006 as already mentioned. It is interesting that the average time per bout is 4.3 min.
Fig. 5 Quality of points of all participants WC 2005 and WC 2006
Fig. 6 Quality of points of the winners of the WC 2005 and the WC 2006
As already mentioned before we had 2006 six new world champions compare to 2005. The world champions 2006 scored more points per minute than those of 2005 ( 1,4 to 1,2). The comparison of the 2006 efficacy of attack with the 2005 world champions’ shows that the Ukrainian Aldatov - honoured as the best wrestler 2006 with 38 technical points - reached 1,89 points per minute (fig. 7). Outstanding attack performances reached also the world champions Velikov (BUL), Gatsalov (RUS) and Taimasov (UZB).
Fig.7 Efficacy of attack of the winners WC 2006 and WC 2005
Figure 8, finally, confirms a well known fact not only since 2005. Who wants to become a world champion has not only to have excellent attacking qualities, but he must likewise turn out to be extremely stable toward the opponent’s attacks. These very good abilities of defence form the basis of Aldatov’s ideal overall performance potential with a value of 1.74, which means that he is able to gain about 1,8 technical points per minute with simultaneous loss of 0.1 points to his opponents. Similar values have been gained by Velikov, Mohamadi Seyed, Sazhidov and Taimasov.
Fig.8 Fighting Efficacy of the winners of the WC 2006 Freestyle Wrestling
The following video clips provide a comprehensive insight into the technical-tactical highlights of these world championships. We ordered these fireworks of techniques into Leg sweeps, Inside leg hooks, Hip throws, Sweep throws, Fireman’s carry and other typical Freestyle techniques. Furthermore we found very interesting “fighting to the end” situations and examples for the clinch. Mario Saletnig, the FILA – Vice President will deal special with the clinch in all three styles and present video clips we prepared. 4. Individual world top performances under technical-tactical aspects
Last but not least I will demonstrate two examples for pick up the decisive technical points in the last seconds of the bouts. These examples are demonstrating a new strategic aspect and on the other hand they underline the useful video evidence. May be you know the fact that it was with the support of the USA organizers 1996 during the Olympic Games in Atlanta when the first time in Olympic Summer sports has been used the video evidence. Meanwhile a lot of others federations are using the video evidence. The wrestling family could be proud to be the first in that matter.