Turkish Oil Wrestling Is A Totally Legit Sport

No, seriously, it’s the national sport of Turkey.

1. So, the premise of oil wrestling is this: first, get greased up with olive oil.

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2. You need lots of oil.

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3. This man may or may not be oiled enough.

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4. This man looks suitably oiled.

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5. Grab a friend.

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6. Join a team.

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7. And then start wrestling.

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8. Yep. Wrestling.

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9. The goal is to get a hold on your opponent’s kisbet, or specially made pants.

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10. Seriously. The most effective way to win is to shove your arm down another man’s pants.

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11. It’s actual wrestling. See?

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12. Good lord.

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13. It just ends like this.

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14. Or this.

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15. Sometimes winning looks like this.

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16. And sometimes it looks like this.

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17. Yay! You won!

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18. But wrestlers don’t hold grudges.

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19. Opponents can still be friends.

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20. So, thank you, Turkish oil wrestlers, for existing.

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22. P.S. here’s a GIF!

It’s rubbable. You’re welcome.

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