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Niger wrestlers face off in championship event

Wrestlers in Niger embrace a range of strategies to excel at their sport, even magic.

While wrestling features at the Olympic Games, in Niger it is part of the national identity.

The African country’s top competitors have been facing off for their ultimate prize.

The sport is such a big deal in the country that some wrestlers use “sorcerers” to help them progress.

Al Jazeera’s Elise Holman reports.