Skip to content
August 19, 2010 · 7:33 PM UTC
Senegal's Laamb wrestling is a tradition that goes back centuries. The sport is the national pastime of Senegal's youth: 42 percent of Senegal's population is 14 or younger.
Eye contact and pre-lunge intimidation techniques form part of the psychological assault wrestlers employ to unnerve their rivals.
Fighters wave and often grasp hands in the opening moves of a fight.
Officials are talking about creating better rules for this increasingly professional sport.
Hours of pre-game tensions crack when one fighter lunges, trying to push his rival to the sand.
A lutte match takes place between two wrestlers in Dakar, Senegal. (Ricci Shryock/GlobalPost)
From in .
Tagged: Africa   Senegal
July 20, 2017
Major funding provided by:
A Partner of OZY Media News