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Beeni - Asian Arm Wrestling

Beeni is a form of wrestling that is popular in Southern Asia, particularly Pakistan, and other places around the world with a large Pakistani population such as parts of the UK.

The sport is also called Asian arm wrestling, as it involves two fighters forming a special grip, where one competitor holds the other’s hand with his thumbs crossed tightly around the wrist. The opponent attempts to break free from their competitor’s hold, whilst the other grips on, refusing to loosen their clasp.

The matches are held over four rounds. The competitors have three chances to break the grip in each round, and points are awarded for breaking free or stopping the opponent from escaping.

Competitions are held for different weight classes.

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