Spectators gather around the wrestling ring in Hai Phong, northern Vietnam, on March 2, 2018.
A wrestling competition traditionally held to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the northern Vietnamese of Hai Phong stands out as the only of its kind where female wrestlers can challenge their male counterparts.
Photo: Tuoi Tre Wrestlers competed in a ring, installed one meter above the ground, so a large crowd of spectators could enjoy the fight from afar.
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At the end of the competition, the three winners, especially female wrestler Thu, received handsome monetary prizes from the organizers and also cash prize from the spectators.
Photo: Tuoi Tre The fighting game was not restricted to the locals, and out-of-towners could freely sign up to challenge the Van Tra fighters.
The competition, held at the local culture center of Van Tra Village in An Dong Commune, opened to any wrestling-lovers and set no restrictions on weight, height, and age of the participants.