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31/01/2020 - 18:51

Jubilant early spring with wrestling festival in Thu Le village 

As every year, on the morning of the 6th day of Canh Ty Lunar New Year (January 30), a flood of people flocked to Thu Le village (Sia town - Quang Dien distrist) to attend traditional wrestling festival in early spring.

The Organizing Board gave drum and whistle to Thu Le village's seniors and the referees before the opening ceremony

The Organizing Board gave drum and whistle to Thu Le village's seniors and the referees before the opening ceremony

In addition to promoting the martial spirit, wrestling festival is an opportunity to select promising athletes to add them to the provincial wrestling team to participate in national and international tournaments every year.

In addition to the traditional and free contents as usual, this year's festival also adds two contents into the competition, including a content for teens who are students of secondary schools in Quang Dien district and another one for local young people from Quang Phuoc commune, Thu Le 2 and Thu Le 3 residential areas.

According to Mr. Phan Thanh Hai - Director of Department of Culture & Sports, adding new contents is aimed at encouraging the people in the locals  in particular and in the province in general to practice and compete so as to continue spreading the sport, which promoted the martial spirit of the ancient capital.

The following are some photos at Thu Le wrestling festival on the morning of the 6th day of Tet holiday:

Banging drum to signal the opening of the festival

Banging drum to signal the opening of the festival

The performance of 2 under 70 seniors opens the wrestling festival

The performance of 2 under 70 seniors opens the wrestling festival

Next are beautiful blows of the female athletes from the provincial wrestling team

Next are beautiful blows of the female athletes from the provincial wrestling team

Wrestling festival officially starts with contents for teen

Wrestling festival officially starts with contents for teen

In addition to high practicality, the wrestling does not lack beautiful attacks

In addition to high practicality, the wrestling does not lack beautiful attacks

Joy of victory

Joy of victory

A good escape phase of the green belt wrestler (left)

A good escape phase of the green belt wrestler (left)

Technical attacks are rarely seen in wrestling festivals

Technical attacks are rarely seen in wrestling festivals

With its unique features, Thu Le wrestling festival has always attracted a great number of people

With its unique features, Thu Le wrestling festival has always attracted a great number of people

By Han Dang

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