Stone Lifting (Tahiti)
Name of sport (game)
Name in native language
Place of practice (continent, state, nation)
Tahiti, French Polynesia
The women start the test, with a stone of 60 kg (the smallest weight) while the men start, with a stone of 80kg. Then the weight goes up gradually: 90, 104, 120, and 152 kg.
Each competitor receives two tests, one of which is a warm-up and the other is rated by the jury.
Everyone can freely assist to the “tu'aro ma'ohi” championship (traditional Polynesian sports) in the gardens of the museum of Tahiti in Punaauia (every July 14). Among all the disciplines, there is the stone-lifting. Men and women compete to win the title of the wearer of the year.
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