Glima (Scandinavian countries, Iceland, Sweden)

Name of sport (game)

Glima

Name in native language

Glima

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

Iceland

History

Description

Glima is played on grass outdoor and or a wooden floor indoor.
It is a standing up wrestling style with clothes. Wrestlers (men or women) wear specific clothes and a leather harness at the belt. This harness was introduced in 1905. Wrestlers start by gripping the harness with the hands. They are not allowed to lose this hold.
There are several weight and age categories. Techniques are done mainly with legs.The goal is to throw the opponent on any part of the body, from knees to the shoulders.

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