Kazakh kuresh – Kazakh traditional wrestling.
Kazakh kuresh is a type of traditional wrestling from Kazakhstan, and is one of the oldest Kazakh traditional sports. Wrestlers dress in special jackets with fabric belts. The goal is to throw the opponent on the ground.
Wrestlers stand during the bout, and can grab their opponent anywhere above the belt. They are not allowed to grab feet or lie on the ground. There are many techniques used by different wrestlers – grabbing the clothing or belts, seizing arms or torso, sweeps, hooks, shoves, and throws across the back, hip and chest are allowed.
Teams are made of 7 people, including 5 athletes, one coach and one referee. Competitions are held among men in the following weight categories: 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, and 90+ kg. Wrestlers over 18 are allowed to participate.
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