Pehlivanlar (Bulgaria)

Name of sport (game)

Pehlivanlar

Name in native language

Pehlivanlar

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

East Bulgaria

History

Description

Pehlivanlar is played on grass, with music, outdoor, during the summer festivals, weddings and local feasts. No weight categories (only age).
Wrestlers wear only a heavy leather trouser called kispet,where they can grip. Attacks can be done on all the body. Oil makes difficult the attacks. The goal is to oblige the opponent to touch the ground with his back.

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