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Winners for Sports Stories: Kushti Wrestling

By Palani Mohan (

14:05, March 27, 2012

Kushti is an ancient version of wrestling, some 3,000 years old. It originated in India and spread out to Iran and the Middle East. It is still practiced in pockets of India but Kolhapur in India’s west is today the main centre of the art, where all the best fighters, trainers and "Akhada" or wrestling schools are to be found.

The 8th China International Press Photo Contest
Sports Stories - Award of Excellence
Kushti Wrestling
A Kushti Wrestler throws mud over him self before the training session in the early hours of the morning.

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Sports Stories Winners
Gold Prize - Children's Love for Football in Senegal
Silver Prize - The Shanghai world swimming championships
Bronze Prize - A Winter's Tale
Award of Excellence - Country Race


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