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Last Updated : Feb 19, 2019 10:21 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

First international mallakhamb tournament was held in Mumbai and the pictures are mind-blowing!

Mallakhamb, a traditional training exercise for wrestlers, which has been practiced in India for centuries, has finally gained prominence in the global community.

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First international mallakhamb championship was held at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai, on February 16 and 17. Participants from 15 countries, including the United States and Germany, took part in the championship. (Image: AP)
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First international mallakhamb championship was held at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai, on February 16 and 17. Participants from 15 countries, including the United States and Germany, took part in the championship. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, Vikram Nadkarni, of Newcastle, England, performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Vikram Nadkarni, of Newcastle, England, performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, a player performs on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A player performs on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 4, 2019, photo, a player tightens his grip on a mallakhamb pole as he trains at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A player tightens his grip on a mallakhamb pole as he trains at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, a player folds his hands in reverence near a statue of Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, a respected deity whose blessings are evoked after each Mallakhamb class, at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A player folds his hands in reverence near a statue of Lord Hanuman, a deity whose blessings are evoked after each Mallakhamb class, at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 4, 2019, photo, players perform on a mallakhamb pole and rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Players perform on a mallakhamb pole and rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. (Image: AP)

In this Feb 5, 2019, photo, mallakhamb players perform on a pole and rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Mallakhamb players perform on a pole and rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, Vikram Nadkarni of Newcastle, England, trains on a pole ahead of the first Mallakhamb World Championship in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Vikram Nadkarni of Newcastle, England, trains on a pole ahead of the first Mallakhamb World Championship in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

In this Feb 6, 2019, photo, a player performs on a mallakhamb pole as he trains at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A player performs on a mallakhamb pole as he trains at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, players perform on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Players perform on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

First Published on Feb 18, 2019 04:14 pm
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