The 2011 Wrestling Championship began today

Phnom Penh. Today began the wrestling tournament until Thursday where 300 male and female fighters will meet at the Olympic National Stadium in the capital. The Khmer Traditional Wrestling, known as Bok Cham Bab, has been practiced especially by men, but as the tradition discovers the presence of women as displaced in ancient temples like the Banteay Srei, Cambodian women have been encouraged to practice this sport too. Twenty delegations from 9 clubs will participate to win awards between 100 up to 400 US dollars in 55 to 120 kilograms in male categories and 45 to 63 kilograms in female categories. The tournament is organized by the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth of Cambodia.

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