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Traditional wrestling 2015 games in Agadez, Niger

This video gives an impression of the final of the 36th edition of the traditional wrestling games in Agadez, Niger. The pictures were shot in Aboubacar Djibo arena on 22 March 2015 and made available by ORTN (Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision du Niger). On their facbook page you can watch this video as well as.

The finalist were Kadri Abdou dit Issaka Issaka, from the Dosso region and Sabo Abdou, from the Niamey region. This final lasted less then 2 minutes, which is the shortest final since the final of the 31th edition in 2010. It was for the first time since 1979 that a wrestler from Dosso won the sabre. The last person was Salma Dan Rani.

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


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