Monday, July 11, 2011

Mongolian Wrestling - video

by Mark

I wanted to get these up on the blog because they are just too entertaining.  We're right in the middle of the 3 day Naadam Festival in Arkhangai, and we've recently witnessed two Americans take on the Mongolian men in wrestling.  Both of these men were named Tim.  One is our sitemate, the other is a visitor from the States who is writing a book on wrestling traditions in other cultures.  This first video is of our sitemate Tim getting thrown down by a rather large Mongolian man.  Needless to say, he lost his match in the 1st round.  (Sorry the quality is so poor!)

The second video is of the other Tim...he manages to take down one of the largest Mongolians on the field.  After a few minutes of holding each other, we managed to capture video of the takedown.  It's quite impressive. And really just a great move.  Enjoy.

We'll try to post more pictures and video in the coming days.  Hopefully...

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