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History
Schwingen (from German schwingen "to swing"), also known as Swiss wrestling (French lutte Suisse) and natively as Hoselupf (Swiss German for "breeches-lifting"), is a style of folk wrestling native to Switzerland, more specifically the pre-alpine parts of German-speaking Switzerland. Wrestlers wear Schwingerhosen ("wrestling breeches") with belts that are used for taking holds. Throws and trips are common because the first competitor to pin his/her opponent's shoulders to the ground wins the bout.
Schwingen is considered a "national sport" of Switzerland, alongside Hornussen and Steinstossen. Schwingen and Steinstossen were included as Nationalturnen ("national gymnastics") in the Eidgenössisches Turnfest at Lausanne in 1855.

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Style
The match takes place in a ring, a circular area with a diameter of 12 meters that is covered with sawdust. The two opponents wear short pants made of jute over their clothes. The wrestlers hold each other by these pants, at the back where the belt meets, and try to throw the opponent onto his back. There are several main throws, with names like "kurz", "übersprung" and "wyberhaagge", some of them very similar to judo techniques - "hüfter" is almost identical to koshi guruma, "brienzer" is basically uchi mata. These throws are found in many wrestling systems that have even the slightest emphasis on throwing the opponent, and can also been seen in shuaijiao.
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Videography

Schwingen; Berner Kantonale 2011 Sempach Matthias gegen...

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Kilchberg Schwingen 08 - Grab Martin - Stucki Christian

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Schwingen; ISV 2011 Sempach Matthias

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Schwingen Urnerboden 2012

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Schwingen; SCHLUSSGANG; Video Rigi-Schwinget Tele 1

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Schwingen; Weisch no ...

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