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Wrestling bout draws fans to Hue village

Update: February, 15/2016 - 08:53

A pair of wrestlers begin their first match on Saturday during the Thu Le Village's wrestling competition in Quang Dien Districtin Hue. Hundreds of people flocked to a village to watch a traditional wrestling competition. Originally, the bout was held to entertain villagers and, at the same time, recruit healthy men to become royal guards and soldiers. Today, wrestlers displaying superior skills at the competition are shortlisted for a position on the national team of traditional wrestlers. In the early morning a pair of elderly wrestlers performed as part the ritual ceremony, while also reminding young wrestlers about fair play and mutual respect before they begin their own matches. — VNS Photos Phuoc Buu

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