An ancient equestrian sport similar to polo named kokpar is now reborn in the frames of the Asian Championship. Kazakhstan beat Kyrgyzstan 4-1 to capture the inaugural world championship in kokpar, or kok-boru -- an ancient equestrian sport in which a goat carcass is traditionally used as a ball. Kokpar is one of the most popular Kazakh sports games in which horse-mounted players try to claim a goat carcass. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2020 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The selected text has limit of 300 characters. Fifty-Six Kilometres in 13 Hours: Kazakh Athlete Swims Across Issyk-Kul Lake, Kazakh capital to host Olympics water polo Asian pre-qualification tournament, Kazakh national boxing team holds joint training camp in capital ahead of Olympic qualifiers, Three Kazakhs reach third round of Australian Open for first time, Russian TV channel releases documentary about Denis Ten, Rakhmonov to make UFC debut in March, says manager. Buzkashi (Persian: بزکشی , literally "goat pulling" in Persian) is a Central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a goat or calf carcass in a goal. The inaugural weeklong world championship ended in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on August 27, with the host country beating Kyrgyzstan 4-1 in the final match. While the premise of the sport remains the same today, an imitation goat carcass was used at the tournament held in the Kazakh capital, Astana. France at Odds with Mali Plan to Dialogue with Jihadists, Seven Sudanese Doctors Die from COVID-19 in 10 Days, UN, Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Protect Civilians, Surge in Africa COVID-19 Cases Due to Large Gatherings, WHO Says, Ugandan Police Says 16 Killed in Clashes Between Officers, Opposition Protesters, Kenya Raises Security at Children’s Homes, Hospitals After Trafficking Scandal, Somalis Worry About Potential US Troop Withdrawal From Their Fragile Country, Warring Sides in Ethiopia Both Claim They Are Winning. IF YOU WANT TO WATCH MORE KOKPAR VIDEOS PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL, The World Kokpar Association conference took place. The URL has been copied to your clipboard, Kazakhs Defeat Kyrgyz For World's First Kokpar Championship, To comment on a portion of text or report a mistake or typo, select the text in the article and press Ctrl + Enter (or click. Kazakhstan beat Kyrgyzstan 4-1 to capture the inaugural world championship in kokpar, or kok-boru — an ancient equestrian sport in which a goat carcass is traditionally used as a ball. Көкпар Ұлттық спорт Кокпар 4,832 views 43:03 National teams from 11 countries — Afghanistan, China, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, the United States, and Uzbekistan — took part in the weeklong championship. Tajikistan earned the bronze, followed by China in fourth. The first Asian championship in kokpar, or buzkashi, was held in the Kazakh capital. The Kazakh team took home 10 million tenge ($30,000) for their first place win on August 27, while Kyrgyzstan received 5 million tenge ($15,000) as the runner up. Speeches of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bad weather heading to 6 rgns of Kazakhstan, Minister: Iran to buy 42 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, ANSA: Italian Health Minister to present vaccine plant Dec 2, COVID-19: ‘Imported’ and local transmission cases stand at 699, Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, Kazinform and IRNA news agencies hold joint online conference, Tokyo again asks restaurants to shorten business hours amid virus, Agrarians of Kazakhstan, Canada discuss joint projects in agriculture, Kazakh delegation partook in ‘Central Asia – South Korea’ Cooperation Forum, Landslide kills 3, leaves 5 missing in western Uganda, Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 1,990, Kazakhstan, China discuss industrial and investment cooperation in post-COVID period, Malaysian scholar’s book about Al-Farabi discussed vie videoconferencing, Russia reports over 23,600 new coronavirus cases over past day, 6 schools quarantined for two weeks in Nur-Sultan, Nursultan Nazarbayev names three core principles of Nur Otan Party, N Kazakhstan reports surge in coronavirus cases, Employment Roadmap creates over 15,000 jobs for workers hit by COVID-19 in Nur-Sultan.