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Traditional Wrestling Contests Held In Qom For Afghan Expats In Iran

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The contests are held annually during Nowruz holidays.

The traditional Afghan wrestling is a mix of ‘Judo’ and ‘Wrestling with Choukhe’ held in the free-weight category.

The contests are friendly games with no awards.

Wrestling with Choukhe is popular among the Kurds of Khorasan province in northeast Iran.
The word ‘choukhe’ is originally a Kurdish word meaning ‘coat’ and means a short garment fastened to the body with a white scarf.

More than five million Afghan refugees are living in Iran.



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