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What do you know about Schwingfest 2013 in Trub (Switzerland) ?

Trub is a town in the upper region of Emmental.
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Emmental is a Swiss valley that names the cheese you probably know.
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Schwingen is a Swiss traditional sport, similar to catch.
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Fighters score points with special combos in a time of 5 minutes.
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The fight ends by knocking down the opponents on their back.
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The winner becomes the king of the Schwingfest!
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Last but not least beauty is an important part of the festival!
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If you pass by Switzerland between May and August get the chance to watch the fighters of a Schwingfest! Watch the full reportage on our flickr.com channel by clicking here.

All pictures shot with a 70-200 VR-II on D800

Posted by lorenzoborghi on May 13, 2013
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  1. 05/27/2013

    you got a great spot! did you have to be there a lot in advance?

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    • 05/27/2013

      I got some angry people behind me as I was standing up in the first row with the 200 mm… but I managed to survive 😀

      Reply

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