Mumbai: In an conference which took place at in Mumbai in the presence of Abdul Aziz Abdul Karim (India, Director of Marketing) along with Haider A. Farman (Kuwait, IKA President Deluxe room), Jagdish Tytler (India, First IKA Vice President Deluxe room), Thomus Dunker (South Africa IKA Vice President, President of African Kurash Union), Jaime Casanova (Dominican Republic) IKA Vice President, President of Pan American Kurash Union, Rashid Khodabaksh (Iran), Komil Yusupov (Uzbekistan), IKA Honorary Vice Presidents, Umid Yakubov (Uzbekistan),IKA General Secretary, Olga Machuhina (Ukraine), IKA Director on Equality in Sport, Yusuf Yildirim (Turkey), IKA Director on Peace through Sport, Reza Nassiri (Iran), IKA Technical Director, Ziyoviddin Khodjiniyazov (Uzbekistan), Chairman of IKA’s Ethics and Disciplinary Committee to to announce “Kurash” as a new sport in Olympics & Asia game
Abdul Aziz Abdul Karim (India, Director of Marketing) says “We have waited for it long and we all have worked hard to achieve this goal. I am happy to inform that the Kurash family is getting bigger every year and I am sure that it will unite the world one day”
Kurash specifically refers to a number of folk wrestling styles practiced in Central Asia. The wrestling is the main competition at the folk festival Sabantuy Wrestlers use towels to hold their opponents, and their goal is to throw their opponents off the feet. Kurash is an ancient type of upright jacket grappling which originated in the territory of modern Uzbekistan. It has an ancient history of 3500 years. Till today 129 countries have joined the Kurash worldwide.
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