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Canarian wrestlers
Korean adventure
A team of top Canarian wrestlers is currently on the other side of the world taking part in a big international competition.

16.11.2013 - The squad, drawn from the clubs that take part in the popular regional ‘lucha canaria’ league, is one of the main attractions in this year’s Ssireum World Championships being held in Korea from November 8-19. Although the traditional Korean form of wrestling is not practised here, there are many similarities with the Canarian version and the local wrestlers have spent the last few weeks training hard to adapt to the rules of the Asian style. One of the squad, Elieser Gutiérrez, is looking forward to repeating his success last year, when he defeated several household names from Korea to make the finals of his weight division. The wrestling links between the Canaries and Korea go back many years and have intensified of late, with regular challenge matches organised between the two.

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