March 07, 2021
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Ssirum a traditional sport of Koreans

Date: 15/11/2020 | Source: Sports DPRK (En) | Read original version at source

A time-honoured national sport of Koreans, ssirum is a sport event in which two men wear thigh band on waist and compete each other to bring down the opponent.

It constantly developed in terms of content, form and method through a long time and earned various names including “kakjo”, “kangryok” and “kakhoe”.

It made rapid progress after Korea’s liberation thanks to the DPRK’s policy of encouraging national sports.

Today, it is included as an event in the National Games and the Grand Bull Prize National Ssirum Contest runs every year amid the deep interest of fans throughout the country.

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