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Kurash Wrestling

Kurash (Kouryash) is a sport of the folk wrestling discipline, primarily practiced in the regions of Central Asia. The objective of the sport is to grab hold of the opponent by the towel around their waist, and throw them on to the ground on their back.

A match starts with a both fighters in a salutation position called Tazim. There are three ways in which points can be scored:

Kurash is folk wrestlingKurash is folk wrestling from Russia

Penalties are imposed on moves that violate the rules. A maximum of two penalties (Tambik and Dakk) are allowed, and the third penalty (Girrom) results in a disqualification. At the end of a match, the wrestler with the most number of points is the winner.

A world championship conducted for kurash as part of FILA World Wrestling Games is the only major event for the sport.

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