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La Orotava has hosted the first championship of Lucha Canaria for students aged between eight and 12 years.

More than 100 children from different schools and clubs in Tenerife gathered for the tournament which was the first of its kind.

The event was organised by Añaterve Abreu who directs the Municipal School of Canary Lucha and Club de Lucha Unión La Florida, in association with the sports department of La Orotava council and Tenerife Cabildo. Other backing came from the Tenerife Federation of Lucha Canaria.

All those who took part received a medal and certificate on a day which was complemented by music and raffles.

The Mayor, Francisco Linares congratulated Añatarve Abreu for this initiative which helps to keep traditional Canary sports alive and also proved a great spectacle to watch for all those who love Canary wrestling.