Schwingen (Switzerland)

Name of sport (game)

Schwingen

Name in native language

Schwingen

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

Switzerland

History

Description

Schwingen is played on wood sawdust, outdoor, during the summer festivals. It is a Free style wrestling with clothes.
Wrestlers wear short made of jute (strong canvass), with a belt, over their clothes. They start by gripping the belt on the back with the right hand, and with the left on the pant (caleson). Wrestling can finish with ground work. The goal is to put the opponent on a flat back.

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