At the end of these lesson students will know about Mongolian and Japanese national sports and compare them
Mongolia wrestling is one the three "manly" sports but actually there are four types of sports and these are not truly manly except the wrestling. They are wrestling, horse racing, archery and "shagai", here sheep ankle bones serve as target.
• Mongolia wrestling tournaments have 9 or 10 rounds depending on the number of 512 or 1024 wrestlers registred for the compotition that year. If the wrestler wins 5 rounds , he will be awarded title “nachin” 6 rounds “hartsaga” 7 rounds zaan”elephant”8 rounds garuda, 9 rounds arslan”lion” and 10 rounds awarga”Titan”
• Archery was an inseparable part of Mongolia. History ever since it was invented some 20000 years ago. Today we use 60- 72 gram arrows and this is ten times heavier than those needed for distant shooting.
Asashoryu Dagvadorj• He was the 68th yokozuna in the history of the sport in Japan and became the first Mongolian to reach sumos highest rank in January in 2003. He was one of most successful yokazuna ever. He won 25 top division tournaments championship, placing him third on the all time list.
• The wrestling ring is a raised clay platform with bales of straw half buried in the clay to outline the circular ring. Wrestlers wear only a thick belt which can be grasped by the opponent and used to lever the wearer out of the ring.
Six tournaments are held every year, each onelasting 15 days. Three of the tournaments areheld in Tokyo (January, May, September), andone each in Osaka (March), Nagoya (July) andFukuoka (November).
At the top of the sumo wrestlershierarchy (banzuke) stands theyokozuna (grand champion). At themoment, there is only one yokozuna,Asashoryu from Mongolia. Once awrestler reaches the rank ofyokozuna, he cannot lose it anymore.However, he is expected to retire assoon as his results are starting toworsen.
Horse racing• Children from the ages of 5 to 13 are chosen as jockeys and the race tests the horses skill and riders. The horse races are broken down into six categories based on the age of the horses.
Sumo clothes• In sumo, a mawashi “Japanese” is the belt that the rikishi “sumos wrestler” wears during training or in compotition. Rikishi, it is made of silk and comes and variety of colors.
Champion of Mongolia• Bat-Erdene is widely regarded in Mongolia as one of the successful. Between 1988- 1999, he has in total won 11 national level tournaments in the Naadam.
Wrestling costume• The traditional wrestling costume consist of red waisecoat open in the front called a “zodog “ blue wrestling trunks called “shuudag” and high boots “gutul”
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