Wrestling has become the number one national sport in Senegal, ahead of football (soccer), and has also become a means of social ascendance. Wrestling is not just seen as a sport, it is also a slice of African life, tradition, and culture, in which there is a curious mix of animist and Muslim beliefs. These pictures show how young wrestlers from Fass and Soumbédioune train at Dakar´s beach. They are between 22 and 27 years old and dream to be national champions.
|Photo Location:||Dakar, Senegal|
|Copyright:||© José A. López Soto|