"La lutte des fillettes" (girl wrestling). Painting by Etienne Dinet

"La lutte des fillettes" (girl wrestling). Painting by Etienne Dinet

"Indians Wrestling" by Frank Earle Schoonover

"Indians Wrestling" by Frank Earle Schoonover

Photo by Cory Lum for The New York Times

Photo by Cory Lum for The New York Times

Nigeria. Photo by Jon Gambrell

Nigeria. Photo by Jon Gambrell

Iran. Photo by Maryam Rahmanian

Iran. Photo by Maryam Rahmanian

"I have no legs. But, I don’t need no legs. I’m a wrestler. I’m a gladiator." -  Isaiah Bird

http://longisland.news12.com/news/legless-wrestling-champ-isaiah-bird-6-inspires-others-1.7670817

"I have no legs. But, I don’t need no legs. I’m a wrestler. I’m a gladiator." - Isaiah Bird

http://longisland.news12.com/news/legless-wrestling-champ-isaiah-bird-6-inspires-others-1.7670817

Woodcarving 1870. London

Woodcarving 1870. London

Indian wrestlers Rashid Anwar (left) and Ajaib Singh in a training bout at Lane’s Club in Baker Street London before the Empire Games, 19th July 1934. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian wrestlers Rashid Anwar (left) and Ajaib Singh in a training bout at Lane’s Club in Baker Street London before the Empire Games, 19th July 1934. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)