Mongolian wrestling

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Mongolian wrestling

Mongolian wrestling

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Mongolian wrestling is a traditional sport that has existed in Mongolia for centuries. Wrestling is one of Mongolia’s age-old "Three Manly Skills" . Genghis Khan considered wrestling to be an important way to keep his army in good physical and combat shape. Wrestling was also used occasionally as a way of eliminating political rivals. Mongol history records incidents of the Khan arranging to have political enemies killed via a wrestling match.
This image belongs to the following categories: Folk wrestling styles, Sport in Mongolia.

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