World Nomad Games

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Chynara Madinkulova (long hair) and Aida Akmatova (bun) performing at the World Nomad games in Kyrgyzstan, which concluded last week. You can watch their performance here:

Said games also include eagle hunting, horseback wrestling, and setting people on fire. Also cirit, a game where you chuck javelins at people on horseback. Clearly the Olympics needs to step it up.

And yes, I said setting people on fire. It’s called Oert Jalymdagan Chabandes, and though it’s not one of the games included in competition, there was an exhibition.

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(thanks to Adrienne Mayor for finding out the names of these women!)