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2022 Olympia World MAS Wrestling Championship To Be Held During The Olympia World Fitness Festival


Strength athletes from North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe will compete for the World Championship Belts in two weight categories for women; and four weight categories for men. The competition will be held in a double elimination tournament format, with fast-paced combative and entertaining matches.

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MAS Wrestling is the international name used for the Yakut ethnosport derived from the traditional stick pulling game mas tard’yhyy. MAS Wrestling – the National Sport of Yakutia, North Eastern Siberia. Reminiscent of the Eskimo Stick Pull featured in the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, as well as the Highland Games test of strength The Swingle Tree (played with a shepherd’s crook), participants taking part in MAS Wrestling competitions sit in front of one by one, put their feet against the board that divides the competition area and pull a wooden stick (MAS), making sure to start on top of the propping board. MAS Wrestling has roots in Viking sports that go back over a thousand years. In the Viking sagas it is called “kjevletrekk” in the Norse language and has been part of physical education for millennia. MAS Wrestling requires agility and muscle strength from the hands, legs, back, and stomach, and is one of the best tests of functional strength.

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