Topic: wrestling

Yuri Kozyrev–NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

The Wrestlers of Chechnya: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev

The dusty Russian town of Khasav-Yurt, which the locals like to call the Wrestlers’ Mecca, boasts the greatest concentration of wrestling champions in the world. Photographer Yuri Kozyrev documented the young athletes at their school in the North Caucasus.

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Colin Delfosse
Photo Essay

Rumble in the Jungle II: Congolese Wrestling

Influenced by broadcasts of American wrestling in the 1970s, the Congolese have brought their own spin—parades, voo-doo and body paint—to the sport.

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Wrestlers postcards
Photo Essay

Postcards of Turn-of-the-Century Wrestling Heroes

Souvenir postcards collected from flea markets in Europe and the United States highlight the golden age of wrestling in the years leading up to World War I.

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