Horsewoman breaks into male-dominated ‘goat pulling’ sport in Tajikistan

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Horsewoman breaks into male-dominated ‘goat pulling’ sport in Tajikistan” – below is their description.

    Buzkashi is a male-dominated sport in central Asia, where riders try to snatch a goat carcass from one another and drop it into a goal, called a kazan. Malika Rajabova is believed to be the only woman currently playing the sport. After watching the game played, she decided to enter with her horse, ending up winning – and falling in love with the sport in the process.

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    In This Story: Tajikistan

    Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near the national capital Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. The range encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a notable bird habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers. 

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