Who wouldn’t want to watch a wrestling match between two top athletes from Senegal? With their high-flying acrobatics, graceful movements, and sheer strength, Senegalese wrestlers are sure to entertain you. Here is the list of Top Five Senegalese Wrestlers:
Ibrahima Sory Sakho:
Sakho tops the list of Top Five Senegalese Wrestlers. Sakho is a two-time World Champion and six-time African Champion wrestler. He has competed in the Olympics and won silver medals in both the 2004 and 2008games. Sakho is known for his technical wizardry, strong-arm tactics, and explosive power.
Mahamadou Djibo Sanogo:
Sanogo is another two-time World Champion wrestler. He was born in 1968 in the town of Kébélé in the Senegal River Delta. At just 33 years old, he has already amassed an impressive resume, including six African Championships medals (four gold and two silver), two Commonwealth Games gold medals (in 2006 and 2010), as well as three World Championships bronze medals. He is perhaps best known for his dramatic finishes – often conceding only fractions of points to his opponents in tight matches.
The Senegal wrestling federation has been around for over 50 years and has produced some of the best wrestlers in the world. Abdoulaye Sarr is one of the most popular wrestlers in Senegal and is known for his technical skills and powerful takedowns. He has won numerous championships throughout his career, including the African Championships in 2006 and 2007 and the World Championships in 2010. In addition, Abdoulaye Sarr is a three-time Olympian and has competed in 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games.
Youssou Ndour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has won three Grammy Awards, including Best World Music Album for his 2003 album Salt of the Earth. Moreover, in 1996, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “I Feel for You”.
Mahamadou Djitte is a world-renowned Senegal wrestler who has won medals at the Olympics, Pan American Games, and World Championships. He is considered one of the top wrestlers in the world and is known for his technical skill and powerful attacks. Ditto is currently a member of the Senegal national wrestling team.
Karim Boumediene was born on January 15th, 1988 in Dakar, Senegal. He started wrestling at the age of 5 and quickly developed a love for the sport. He had his first taste of international competition at the 2004 African Junior Championship where he competed in the Men’s 85 kg division.
Boumediene then represented Senegal at the 2005 African Senior Championship, where he finished 3rd in his weight class. In 2006, he competed at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships where he placed 2nd in the Cadet Men’s Freestyle 94 kg division. Next year in 2007, Boumediene represented Senegal at the Pan Arab Wrestling Championships and won a silver medal in the Men’s Freestyle 77 kg division.
In 2008, Boumediene made his debut as a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) signing a developmental contract WWE. He made his televised debut on October 14th, 2008 on an episode of “Tough Enough” where he unsuccessfully challenged Jesse Ventura for the Tough Enough Championship. He made his in-ring debut on November 6th, 2008 at a WWE live event in Paris, France. He was competing in a battle royal which was won by Bobby Lashley.
Finally, number five on the list of Top Five Senegalese Wrestlers is Gregoire Tahar. He is one of the most promising young talents in Senegal wrestling. He has already won a medal at the African Wrestling Championships and he is looking forward to representing his country at the world championships.