Mallakhamb is an Indian indigenous sport that is a part of the 36th National Games. Mallakhamb is the display of aerial yoga and wrestling grips with vertical stationary or hanging wooden poles performed by gymnasts. It is one of the five new games which is added to the 36th National Games this year. The sport made its debut at the Khelo India University Games in which Madhya Pradesh bagged 12 medals including 5 golds, 5 silver, and 2 bronze.
Key Points related to the 36th National Games
- Maharashtra won gold in the women’s diving 1-meter springboard event in the National Games 2022.
- In women’s hockey Haryana qualified for the semi-finals by defeating Karnataka by 6-0.
- Olympian Shrihari Nataraj of Karnataka set a new national record in Swimming in the 100-meter backstroke event.
- Nina Venkatesh made a new record by clocking 28.38 seconds in 50 meters women’s butterfly event.
Mallakhamb is a traditional sport that originated in the subcontinents of India. In Mallakhamb gymnasts perform aerial yoga and wrestling grips in concert with vertical stationary or hanging wooden poles. The word Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used to perform the sport.