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Mongolian Wrestling, known as Bökh (Mongolian: Бөх or Үндэсний бөх). It is the folk wrestling style of Mongols in Mongolia, Inner Mongolia and other regions. Bökh means "durability".

Mongolian wrestling has certain codes of conduct that concern more with proper etiquette. For example, when a wrestler's clothes get loose or entangled, his opponent is expected to stop attacking and help the former to re-arrange them—even though it might mean giving up a good winning opportunity.

Also, when one contestant throws the other to the ground, he is supposed to help the latter get back on his feet, before he dances his way out of the field.

 

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Taken on July 12, 2011