Sorro (Niger)

Sorro (Niger)

Name of sport (game)

Sorro

Name in native language

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

Niger

History

Description

Sorro Wrestling is a traditional sport of Niger (a country in Western Africa), originated and is currently practiced only in that country. The sport is a traditional style of wrestling in which all of the moves take place with both wrestlers on their feet. The objective of a match is to force any part of the opponent's body onto the ground, except the feet. Techniques such as tripping and holding the opponent by their legs are allowed in the sport.
Bouts take place in a large circular field with no boundaries and has a loose desert sand surface. There are no time limits and no out-of-bounds rules are there in the sport and the fight ends only by an outright winner.
The sport has no major scheduled events and bouts are usually conducted as a part of major festivals and occasions.

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Current status

Importance

Contacts

Sources of information

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBCvQ66y8vM

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