Zwitsers worstelen - Swingfeesten

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Het Zwitsers worstelen is het duel tussen twee krachtige personen, met eigen regels, grepen en zwaaien. Daarbij meten zich de in heel Zwitserland bekende bösen (de beste worstelaars) op kleinere en grotere worstelfeesten.

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“Schwingen” is a traditional Swiss form of wrestling that has recently seen a surge in popularity. The competitors, wearing special breeches made of jute, fight on a big sawdust ring. At the beginning of each round, the wrestlers grab each other by the breeches; the first to throw his opponent and pin his shoulders to the ground wins. This form of wrestling evolved long ago among herdsmen and shepherds, as a way of testing each other’s strength; today, it is one of Switzerland’s best-loved sports.

The national championships take place every three years – 2013 in Burgdorf in the Emmental. For novice spectators, an ideal introduction is the Kemmeriboden Schwinget near Schangnau in late August, an atmospheric, authentic contest regarded as a cradle of the sport.

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