Girls wrestlers wish to be extra seen –

Girls wrestlers wish to be extra seen –

The Federal Wrestling Competition introduced collectively almost 400,000 folks on the finish of August in Pratteln (BL) to have fun this masculine sport. Girls didn’t have the identical visibility the earlier week.

Archives of the Federal Association of Swiss Women's Wrestling (EFSV). [EFSV]Archives of the Federal Affiliation of Swiss Girls’s Wrestling (EFSV). [EFSV]They’re 180 wrestlers in Switzerland and about thirty in Romandie. The primary girls wrestlers appeared in Switzerland within the Eighties they usually shaped the Federal Affiliation of Swiss Girls’s Wrestling in 1992. The French-speaking affiliation was born in 2019. Regardless of these developments, girls’s wrestling is struggling to search out its place in nonetheless a really masculine atmosphere.

The Federal Girls’s Wrestling Competition befell per week earlier than that of the lads, in Uezwil (AG), with much less visibility. “There are nonetheless maybe some a priori in comparison with what the ladies struggle, they however have a terrific method”, notes Marielle Tissot, president of the Romande Affiliation of Swiss feminine wrestling.

Good competitors between women and men

Some girls even apply this sport as a household, just like the Berdoz sisters. “Within the normal classification I used to be 2nd. I wish to develop into the most effective wrestler”, feedback Agathe Berdoz, 8, within the 7:30 p.m. “I wish to take maintain, put the opponent on their again,” provides his seven-year-old sister Joanna.

They meet on Tuesdays at Château d’Oex (VD), within the Pays d’En-Haut, with boys, as a result of in French-speaking Switzerland, there are usually not sufficient feminine wrestlers to create their very own membership. “I’ve enjoyable combating with them. They’re very good they usually do not criticize”, explains Mathilde Berdoz, 12 years outdated. Camil Henchoz, 10, shares the identical enthusiasm: “I am comfortable, I’ve Mathilde, the tallest, and it is good competitors for me, coaching is nice”.Archives of the Federal Association of Swiss Women's Wrestling (EFSV). [EFSV]Archives of the Federal Affiliation of Swiss Girls’s Wrestling (EFSV). [EFSV]

The wrestlers, nevertheless, understand a starting of recognition. Failing to compete within the arenas with the lads, they have been capable of parade formally throughout the Federal Male Wrestling Competition for the primary time.

Their subsequent aim now could be to create a girls’s part inside the Federal Affiliation. This may make it simpler for girls to search out sponsors and enhance their visibility, in response to the Affiliation Romande de Lutte Suisse Female. The supply of sawdust circles for ladies at males’s events can also be a request from feminine wrestlers.

Maude Richon/Elisa Casciaro

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