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The success of Canarian wrestlers at the recent World Ssireum Championships in Korea, despite not being overly familiar with the techniques of the Korean variety of the sport, has led to calls for the islands to host a similar competition here for wrestlers from the rest of the world.

07.12.2013 - The Canarian delegation received glowing praise for the performances of several members of the squad, particularly Alvaro Deniz, who won one of the crowns on offer, and could well be tempted to pressuring the local federation into organising a big tournament for top competitors from traditional varieties of wrestling (as opposed to the Olympic Greco-Roman style) in countries such as Mongolia, Russia, Cuba and Korea and European regions such as Britanny.  The event would draw considerable world interest and would also serve to promote the ‘lucha canaria’ variety of wrestling further here and abroad, according to the squad that travelled to Korea.  

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