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Greco-Roman wrestling has featured in the Olympics since 1896 and is billed by the IOC as “arguably the oldest competitive sport in the world”.

In this type of wrestling, the competitors use only their arms and upper bodies to attack, and can only hold those same parts of their opponents.

But even with that description in mind, the sport certainly leads to a few somewhat unusual action shots.

1. The “catching a bit of shut-eye” move

(Markus Schreiber/AP)

2. This is the opposite of getting some shut-eye

(Charlie Riedel/AP)

3. Having your back sniffed means you are probably losing

(Charlie Riedel/AP)

4. The “I’ve got you now” position and accompanying smile

(Charlie Riedel/AP)

5. The “don’t worry I won’t squeeze too hard” grip

(Markus Schreiber/AP)

6. The “very unwilling dance partner” hold

(Markus Schreiber/AP)

7. Even wrestling medal-winning celebrations look a lot like wrestling moves

(Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

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