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Naadam 2009

Mongolian wrestling is a traditional style of wrestling that has been practiced in Mongolia for centuries. Wrestling is one of Mongolia’s age-old "Three Manly Skills" (along with horsemanship and archery). The object of a match is to get your opponent to touch his upper body or elbow or knee to the ground. There are no weight classes or time limits in a match. Each wrestler must wrestle once per round, the winners moving on to the next round.

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Taken on July 12, 2009