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Traditional wrestling2014 games in Diffa, Niger

Summary of the final of the 35th edition of the traditional wrestling games in Diffa, Niger on 16 March 2014.

The final is between Yacouba Adamou from the Niamey region and Ibrahim Namata from Dosso region. This final lasted for almost one hour. Yacouba Adamou wins the sabre bringing this symbol for the first time to Niamey. Yacouba Adamou was a finalist in 2012, but lost his fight against Laminou Maidaba from the Agadez region. It is for the third time that a wrestler form the Niamey region wins the sabre. The first was Naroua Sanou (1987) and the second Mahamadou Abdoulkarim (2003).

At these games, 80 wrestlers attended in total; this is 10 per region. A complete list of finalist since 1975 is given here.


  Videos of the final in Diffa in 2014  
    Photo of sabre
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Photo of final; Yacouba Adamou lifting Ibrahim Namata
summary of final
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Dosso 2016

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Diffa 2014

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Agadez 2007

Zinder 1986

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