Kurash is an ancient type of martial art which originated in the territory of modern Uzbekistan. According to the latest scientific research the age of Kurash is at least three and a half thousand years.
Kurash is an Uzbek word which means – reaching the goal with in a just or fair way. Since its birth until recent times Kurash was used as a martial art and for public entertainment during major holidays, feasts and wedding parties.
Days of competition: 4 days
Competition dates: 20–23 September
Medal events: 15
Competition venue: Martial Arts Arena
- The first Kurash world senior championship was held in May 1999 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- The Kurash uniform includes wide white trousers and a loose shirt. An essential part of the uniform is a fabric belt used to hold an opponent
- Kurash competitions are held on a special mat with thickness of at least 5cm divided in three areas