Mongolia’s 3-day Naadam period of traditional summer games ended today, but fans of Mongolian wrestling can console themselves for another ten days by watching Mongolian yokozuna Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj (aka Asashoryu) thrash Japanese, Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian, and fellow Mongolian opponents in the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that started Sunday.
via Ulaan Ken Baatar and The Marmot’s Hole
Intrepid book reviewer Danny Yee is now in Mongolia. Pathologically polymathic though he be, I didn’t realize he was into archery, wrestling, and horse-racing! Be sure to look for his travelogue. It’s sure to be a treat.
One response to “Naadam: Mongolia’s Three Manly Games”
I lived in Mongolia for just over 2 years while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I wrestled in both Naadams while there, and got my ass beaten both times. Keep up the good posts.