Goresh – Traditional Turkmen wrestling.
Goresh is an ancient form of wrestling involving belts. Ancient sources tell us about men and women practicing this type of wrestling.

Famous wrestlers taught the most talented students how to become palvans – masters of wrestling. Then these very palvans eventually passed on their experience to their students. Having been carefully passed on through the generations this way, goresh is still practiced in its original ways today.

Wrestlers earn points by forcing their opponent to touch the ground with any part of their body except their feet.


GORESH – national belt wrestling (Turkmenistan)

Composition of the teams – 4 people: 3 athletes, 1 coach.

Athletes older than 18 are allowed to take part in the competitions. The competitions are held among men. In all weight categories a maximum of 1 athlete is allowed. Weight categories:
– up to 62 kg, up to 82 kg, absolute weight category.

Competitions are held under the current rules of the World Goresh Federation.

The winner in the absolute weight category has the right to take part in the Great Nomad Wrestling.

Download: competition rules of Goresh