Senegalese wrestling originated by the Serer people, who are found in western-central Senegal and parts of Gambia and Mauritania. In the past, it was performed as part of harvest festival celebrations and determined the champion and strongman of the village.
Abdoulaye Sy Zahiri
Abdoulaye Sy is diligent about preparing for his upcoming fight. Over the course of four months, Abdoulaye does exercises and prays every morning before going to the beach in Dakar.
Wrestler, Abderrahim Zahiri is strict about his bodybuilding regimen and getting on the spirits’ side. He pours pieces of paper with excerpts from the Quran over himself in a water bottle at night.