This is video is short summary of the final of the 28th edition of the traditional wrestling games in Agadez, Niger
on 16 February 2007. The final is between Harouna Abdou « the
bison of Tamaské » (in the Tahoua region), then 29 years
old and weighing 115
kg and Idrissa Natabawa from Maradi,
28 years and 80 kg. This final is the longest fight in the
history of the traditional wrestling games lasted for 69
minutes. At these games were 80 wrestlers in total, this is
10 per region [Agence
de Presse Africaine, 25 February 2007 ]. Later
that year Idrissa participated in the African Championship
in Dakar, Senegal [xivar.net].
A complete list of finalist is given here.
Comment at YouTube page: the african
traditional wrestling is the royal sport in Niger. As last
year, in 2007 in Agadez the winner of the tournament was
Harouna Abdou. Music Chatma of the group Tinariwen].
[ Commentaire: La lutte traditionnelle africaine est le
sport roi au Niger. Comme l'année précédente, en 2007 à
Agadez le vainqueur du tournoi était Harouna Abdou. Musique:
Chatma du groupe Tinariwen ]