Canarian Wrestle in El Hierro

Discover the most typical sport in the Canary Islands.

Canarian Wrestle in El Hierro
Canarian Wrestle in El Hierro © Lexthoonen

Canarian Wrestle is the most popular sport on this island. It’s believed that the origin of this battle dates back to this island’s original inhabitants.

This is a sport that involves strength and skills and it’s usually played in teams (historically from different towns, villages).

After diving, this is the second most practiced sport on this island and everyone from little children to grown-up adults are involved in teams and clubs to practice and fight.

A canarian wrestle involves two wrestlers in direct body contact and the opponent loses when a part of his body (except soles of the feet) touch the floor. To engage our try out this popular sport you should go to a local club or academy.

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