Injuries in Turkish national elite wrestling team
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Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the distribution curve of injuries during training and competition. Material and Method: Injuries were recorded in 123 free-style and 121 Greco-Roman style wrestlers at competitions and training sessions at the camps over 9 years. using an injury chart. Findings: There were 234 injuries in Greco-Roman style and 251 in free-style wrestling. Among Greco-Roman wrestlers, the most injuries were found in the upper extremities with 35.04%, followed by the lower extremities with 20.09% and the head with 15.81%. Among free-styles, lower extremities were highest with 39.84%, followed by the upper extremities with 30.28% and the head with 13.94%. Ears were the most injured parts in both groups. Training injuries accounted for 53.85% and competition injuries for 46.15% in Greco-Roman style, compared to 54.58% training injuries and 45.42% competition injuries in free-style. There were no statistical difference between Greco-Roman and free-style wrestling during training and competition in terms of injured body parts (p > .05).