Traditional sport practised in Tenerife
Canarian wrestling is the most popular of the indigenous sports in Tenerife. The wrestlers must show strength and skill in each hold they use. The winner is the wrestler that makes the opponent touch the floor first with any part of their body aside from the feet. There are many clubs and teams including a women's category that take part in different competitions that are organised throughout the year all over the island.
A legacy from the Guanche culture before the conquest of the island by the Spanish, Canarian wrestling has a great following of fans. The competitions are held in modern covered "terreros" (stadiums) and are often broadcast on television. Although there are individual competitions, it is mainly a team sport where skill can be more important than strength, in the words of the song by the famous Canarian folk music group the Sabandeños, "the boy one, the big guy lost."