Khuresh is a type of wrestling sport and the national sport of the Tuvan Republic, a partially recognized state in southern Siberia. No national festivity is celebrated without a khuresh match. The
people of Tuva even create sagas and legends about their favorite athletes, ascribing supernatural qualities to them. In this picture, two young athletes are practicing khuresh: the fighter who first touches the ground with any part of his body except for his feet or hands, loses. Kyzyl, Yenisei River, Russia. 2018.
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