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It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population. “When a boy is born in Inner Mongolia, his family pray for him to become a wrestler,” Hermann and Fletcher reveal. The sport is a status symbol that is the main focus in the life of many young Mongolian men.

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Mongolian wrestling is an ancient tradition that still carries status within the nomadic communities of Inner Mongolia.

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The Mongolian wrestlers move as if they are performing a dance. Every move is carefully choreographed.

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The tradition dates back to Genghis Khan, who used the sport to keep his soldiers ready for battle.

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