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November 07, 2010

 
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A pair of wrestlers prepare to commence their Ssireum bout - Seoul, South Korea - Daily Travel Photos
(Seoul, South Korea)
f/3.5 || 1/250s || @175mm || ISO800 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

A pair of wrestlers prepare to commence their Ssireum bout (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2009/09/18).

A traditional sport of Korea, Ssireum dates back hundreds and hundreds of years and is quite similar to the more well-known sumo wrestling sans visibly dimpled buttocks.

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Two contestants strategically position themselves for better leverage - Seoul, South Korea - Daily Travel Photos
(Seoul, South Korea)
f/2.8 || 1/250s || @135mm || ISO640 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

Two contestants strategically position themselves for better leverage (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2009/09/18).

The goal, much like sumo wrestling, is to knock the opponent to the ground. Matches can last seconds or drag on for the time limit, which I believe is something close to 5 minutes.

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A wrestler hooks his opponent's leg and goes in for the kill - Seoul, South Korea - Daily Travel Photos
(Seoul, South Korea)
f/2.8 || 1/250s || @126mm || ISO800 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

A wrestler hooks his opponent's leg and goes in for the kill (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2009/09/18).

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1 COMMENT - Ssireum
1) Norbert Amefu -

I am the vice president of Ghana Wrestling Association and wishes to inform you that it is the only Association which is recognized . by the National Sport Authority and Ghana Olympic Committee for wrestling in Ghana. should you need any information please contact us at +233 244 677 796 / +233 508 430 953 or contact the sport director at +233 302 663 924

June 20, 2013 07:11 AM

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