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Senegal's female wrestlers fighting prejudice

8 April 2013 Last updated at 06:41 BST

Traditional wrestling is among the best-supported sports in Senegal, rivalling football in popularity.

Women rarely have the opportunity to participate, although female wrestling does form part of the celebrations for the ricefields festival.

But women who do wrestle still face prejudice - and a lack of funding.

Laeila Adjovi reports from Casamance.