Mallakhamb

PhotographerLucas Dragone
Prize1st Place in Editorial / Sports
City/CountryHoudeng Goegnies, Belgium
Entry Description

Mallakhamb a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses on a vertical wooden pole or rope. In India mallakhamb is considered as a sport, it is not a form of circus or dance. It is related to wrestling and bodybuilding, it can look like the pole became the opponent for the wrestler.Mallakhamb is facing the risk of extinction. Mallakhamb is an important element of India's sporting heritage which needs to be preserved.

About Photographer

Lucas Dragone is a visual artist and storyteller. To learn more about Lucas: www.lookaloopa.com