Gongic Achiek Nai vs. Magot Khot Ajak: Broken teeth, bleeding head, a draw or a cancellation?

Posted: November 19, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, PaanLuel Wël, Socio-Cultural, Videos

Barely a minute into start, the wrestling match ended inconclusively: Is it a draw or a cancellation?

November 19, 2016 (SSB) — The highly anticipated wrestling match between Gaduate Gongic Achiek Nai from Adol, Kolnyang payam of Bor County and Simba/President Magot Khot Ajak of Abiong (Ajuong), Maar payam of Twic East County,  what Philip Thon Aleu called “half a century wrestling match“, has ended inconclusively, with rival supporters debating whether it was a draw or a cancellation.

Traditionally, a wrestling round is about 3 minutes, but this one was halted about a minute into the match mainly because of some injuries sustained within the 1-minute interval. Graduate Gongic ended up with broken teeth while President Magot had a bleeding head. Possibly, in the heat of the moment, Gongic accidentally hit his teeth at Magot’s head, or conversely, Magot hit his head against Gongic’s teeth. See the clip (from Deng Dinka) above for more details and your own analysis and judgment.

Our judgement, as SSB team, is that this was a cancellation, not a draw, as the stipulated time was not exhausted. We applauded the peaceful conduct of the wrestling match by the Adol and Ajuong communities of the Greater Bor Dinka community. As demonstrated last week by the Aboudit and Nyapiny (Ajuong) communities, this civility and maturity should serve as a binding precedent for future wrestling matches within the community.

Our culture, our identity, our pride. Congratulations to the decorated wrestlers: Gongic Achiek Nai (Adol), Magot Khot Ajak (Abiong-Ajuong), Lual Matiop Chol (Aboudit), and Mawut Kuol Mamer (Nyapiny-Ajuong)

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Gaduate Gongic Achiek Nai (red short) from Adol, Kolnyang payam of Bor County and Simba/President Magot Khot Ajak (greenish short) of Abiong (Ajuong), Maar payam of Twic East County

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Gaduate Gongic Achiek Nai from Adol, Kolnyang payam of Bor County

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Mawut Kuol Mamer (black short) from Nyapiny-Ajuong, Maar payam of Twic East County, who defeated Lual Matiop Chol of Aboudit

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Lual Matiop Chol (blue short) of Aboudit, Jalle payam of Bor County, who was defeated by Mawut Kuol last Saturday

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Mawut Kuol Mamer (black short) of Ajuong, Maar payam of Twic East County and Lual Matiop Chol (blue short) of Aboudit, Jalle payam of Bor County

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Mawut Kuol Mamer (black short) from Ajuong, Maar payam of Twic East County and Lual Matiop Chol (blue short) of Aboudit, Jalle payam of Bor County

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Graduate Gongic Achiek Nai of Adol, Kolnyang payam, Bor county

 

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Comments
  1. Deng Ajak says:

    Indeed it was the cancelation due to injury. One thing is certainly remain unclear isthat, whether Gongic is ready and arrange for another contest? As he would like to challenge Magot for top wrestling position? or Would he simple appreciate the fact that Magot is champion of state and South Sudan at large and say go Magot and I will follow you. Because you are champion unchallenged. I think the game is at court of Gongic to decide. One thing is really, there’s no draw among these giant.

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