The Nuba wrestlers of Sudan – Wrestling is very popular in parts of Sudan. Far more than just a game, it is a display of gallantry and valor, steeped in heritage.
The Nuba wrestlers of Sudan – Arenas such as this one in Hajj Yousif, Khartoum, host the events. The ring is far larger than that used in Olympic wrestling and is covered with sand rather than softer, vinyl-covered mats.
The Nuba wrestlers of Sudan – Wrestlers from Sudan have gained new traction within the sport's global community after the visit of a contingent from Japan.
The Nuba wrestlers of Sudan – Wrestling can change lives in Sudan, a country where 46.5% of the population live under the poverty line.
The Nuba wrestlers of Sudan – Similar to street football in Brazil, wrestling is seen by many as a ticket out of the slums and into international stardom.
The Nuba wrestlers of Sudan – Wrestling arenas are male-dominated environments, but some women, including mother of the victorious wrestler Mujahid, do attend.