The Senegalese Wrestling (or lamb, lamb in wolof) is a traditional sport very popular in Senegal, particularly in the areas of sine-Saloum and the casamance. We also practice in the Gambia.
Contact Sport, the Senegalese wrestling integrates in more boxing where the name of "fight with strikes". the wrestler can at the same time, kicking, and use the body to body to defeat his opponent.
In addition to his dimension sportive she incorporates a cultural dimension and folk (bak) which implements through animations the senegalese cultural tradition. We can be considered as one of the "Guardians of the temple". the games begin by songs warriors then by ceremonies supposed to ward off evil spirits. Then come the prayers and the ritual baths.
Departing Amateur Sport, the Senegalese wrestling has today become a professional sport that attracts more and more of young sportsmen and the public. The pills of wrestlers amounts to tens of millions of cfa francs. Wrestlers are grouped into stables and adherent to the Federation, which is the body of management of this sport.
Traditionally, the first wrestling matches took place after the rainy season and the wrestlers were surrounding villages in championships called mbaapat. This is the case especially in the northern regions, of sine-Saloum and the casamance. The winner of the tournament could win with him cattle, cereals and other assets in play.
Over time and the success, the fighting are becoming more and more important, the pills wrestlers too.
Big names mark the history of the Senegalese Wrestling: Falaye Baldé, double less, mbaye gueye (Tiger of fass), MANGA 2 (former king of arenas) among others.
But it is with the advent of mouhamed ndao (Tyson) that the fight took flight to become a professional sport with pills of millions of francs and a large number of spectators. Today the fighting are major sporting events in mobilizing the media and the attention of the residents and the diaspora.
The regulation is very rigorous and complex. It is applied by three judges umpires.
A fight lasts for forty-five minutes in three third time with breaks of five minutes. Wrestlers fight with his bare hands and without any protection. The battle ends as soon as there's a fall of a wrestlers. We consider that there is fall when the head, the buttocks or the back of the wrestler touch the ground or that there are four supports (two hands and two knees) on the floor. The victory can also be attributed to a wrestler when his opponent does not present the more physical conditions or medical fit to the fight.