Schwingen Week III

Schwingen Week III

Schwingen, or Hoselupf ("breeches-lifting") in Swiss German, is considered a national sport in Switzerland. It is a type of traditional folk wrestling where the contestants wear a sort of "burlap diaper" know as schwinghosen ("wrestling breeches"). The diapers have belts attached which the wrestlers must hold on to while trying to toss their opponent's shoulders against the saw dust. The matches often involve several spectacular tosses or trips, with sweeping trails of saw dust strewn about.

Metadata

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 95 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter: 1/750 sec
  • ISO: 800
  • Date taken: 2010-06-13 09:52:25
  • Date posted: 2010-09-13 17:00:47
  • Categories: [Color]  [People]  [Sports]  [Switzerland]  
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