The countdown has begun for the Mas-Wrestling World Cup, which is organized by the World Mas-Wrestling Federation and hosted by the World Ethnosport Confederation. The championship will take place on September 18-19, 2021 in Istanbul.
150 Athletes from 12 Countries
Continuing its efforts to keep traditional sports alive and increase their awareness at the international level, the World Ethnosports Confederation will host the Mas-Wrestling World Cup in the days ahead of us. 150 athletes from 12 countries will participate in the event to take place in Istanbul on September 18-19, 2021. The championship, the first leg of which was held in Khiva, Uzbekistan, will see athletes representing their countries in Istanbul, where the second leg of the championship will occur.
Various Activities for Families and Youths
Athletes will compete in a total of 14 categories in the championship, 9 for men and 5 for women. The championship will have two days of free activities to which various traditional sports and social activities will add color; it will be held at Bahçelievler Şehit Mustafa Özel Sports Complex in compliance with measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mas-wrestling got its name from the Yakut word “mas” meaning “tree branch.” Working the arms, legs, and back muscles simultaneously, mas-wrestling is the only type of wrestling where the opponents do not come into direct contact with each other. With its history dating back around three millennia, mas-wrestling like other traditional sports emerged from the exercises people have done to stay in shape in their daily life. This sport provides people with physical, cognitive, and emotional skills that are based on defeating their opponent through the desire and faith in their success using balanced muscle strength.