Backhold (Scotland)

Name of sport (game)

Backhold (Back-hold)

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Scotland (Alba)

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Back-Hold is the wrestling style practised in the Highland games. Back-Hold is played on grass, outdoor. Every body can inter the competition.
It is a standing up wrestling style with clothes. The wrestlers (men or women) wear a T-Shirt and a kilt. Legs can grip legs and the arm position is fixed. There are several weight and age categories. Techniques are mainly with hips and legs and the goal is to throw the opponent on any part of the body.

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