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La Lutte, wrestling in Senegal - Dakar

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Billboard in the streets of Dakar, announcing upcoming wrestling match.
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Training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school. As a warming up, wrestlers use young wrestlers for weightlifting.
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At the entrance of the Balla Gaye wrestling school.
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Training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school. Balla Gaye was the old champion, Balla Gaye 2, his son is the current champion.
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Warming up session, the small kid in the front might be a future champion.
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Selling tea at the training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school.
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Wrestler carries another wrestler on his shoulders.
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Carrying a heavy weight wrestler to build up even more muscles.
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As a part of the training session the wrestlers are carrying eachother, while running rounds through the sand.
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Warming up at the wrestling training.
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Warming up at the Balla Gaye wrestling school in Dakar.
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Preparing for the fight, wrestlers are putting sand on their bodies, as to "increase grip".
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Wrestlers head to head.
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Training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school. Balla Gaye was the old champion, Balla Gaye 2, his son is the current champion.
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Training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school in Dakar. Balla Gaye was the old champion, Balla Gaye 2, his son is the current champion.
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Wrestlers fighting at their daily training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school.
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Wrestler is down and resting after a fight.
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Getting ready for a training fight.
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Sweat and a lot of concentration at the training.
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Training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school.
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Push down.
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Balla Gaye. He is the old champion, owner of the wrestling school and a highly respected person in society.
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The wrestling trainer shows techniques.
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This promising wrestler is called "the potatoe".
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Training session at the Balla Gaye wrestling school.
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  • La Lutte wrestling in Senegal  Dakar
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  • La Lutte wrestling in Senegal  Dakar
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La Lutte is the biggest sport in Senegal. This is a training session at the wrestling school of Balla Gaye, the godfather of Senegalese wrestling. His son, Balle Gaye II is the current champion.

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