Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)

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Each year in February in the village of Qila Raipur, Punjab, India, arranged a well-known festival of strength and skill, “Rural Olympics”.

Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)


Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Participants demonstrate their ability to control the chariot, show acrobatics on horseback, break stones on the chest and compete in drag heavy objects. These games are somewhat similar to “Powerful Game”, only with more life-threatening stunts.
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Participant of the festival can be anyone from a teenager to 80 years old. Even people with disabilities compete in races on tractors.
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics were founded in 1933 by Inder Singh, the patron who wanted to diversify the lives of rural people. Who would have thought that these games will be international. Participants from the USA, Canada, England and other countries come to these games to show their skills and compete with experienced Indian opponents.
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)
Rural Olympics in India (11 photos)