|Governing Body:||International Kurash Association (IKA)|
Kurash is a variant of folk wrestling, primarily practised in the regions of Central Asia. The English name has emerged from the term for "wrestling" in Turkic language. The FILA World Wrestling Game is the only major event for the sport, as part of the International Kurash Association (I.K.A.), founded in 1998. I.K.A. is the major governing body of Kurash. Kurash is a sport of strength and endurance which is played by both men and women.
To hold the opponents from the waist and throw them with their back, lying on the ground. Kurash wrestlers are required to use towels so that they can hold their opponents, and their goal is to throw their opponents off the feet. Kurash wrestling is the main competition at the folk festival of Sabantuy. There are three different ways in which points can be scored -