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CHOLITA WRESTLING


Héctor Mediavilla

Being a wrestling fanatic since her teens, Carmen Rosa decided to be a wrestler five years ago. She proudly represents the fight of the pollera woman, the Bolivian indigenous peasant woman, in a machist society. She is one of the six Bolivian women catchanistas (wrestlers). In 2004 she became the Winner of the Bolivia Ring Titans. She enters the ring every Sunday, where she has won the respect and admiration of the public thanks to ther courage.


 

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Carmen Rosa runs once or twice a week along La Paz highway in an altitude around 4.000 meters above the sea level. This is a part of her usual training. Wrestling fanatic since her teens, Carmen Rosa decided to be a wrestler five years ago. She proudly represents the fight of the pollera woman, the Bolivian indigenous peasant woman, in a machist society. In 2004 se became the Winner of the Ring Titans of Bolivia. She enters the ring every Sunday, where she has won the respect and admiration of the public thanks to ther courage.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 23/09/2006

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Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, which is mainly families. Two hours before the show starts a group of boys assemby the ring, so do they when it is over 4 hours later, about 9 PM.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 17/09/2006

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A girl shows a group of stickers of the most important Bolivian wrestlers. Carmen Rosa is the one on the left. She is a professional wrestler since five years. She proudly represents the fight of the pollera woman, the Bolivian indigenous peasant woman, in a machist society. In 2004 se became the Winner of the Ring Titans of Bolivia. She enters the ring every Sunday, where she has won the respect and admiration of the public thanks to ther courage.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 25/09/2006

 

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Cholitas wrestlers train twice a week. They do the same training as men, which is exhausting. They jump, they run, they hit eachother, they essay movements...This training takes place in the Mortal Combat marquee. The public show is on Sundays.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 22/09/2006

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Cholitas wrestlers train twice a week. They do the same training as men, which is exhausting. They jump, they run, they hit eachother, they essay movements...This training takes place in the Mortal Combat marquee. The public show is on Sundays.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 22/09/2006

 

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Cholitas wrestlers train twice a week. They do the same training as men, which is exhausting. They jump, they run, they hit eachother, they essay movements...This training takes place in the Mortal Combat marquee. The public show is on Sundays.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 22/09/2006

 

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Julia la Paceña hurts from her knee after a jump shock. Cholitas wrestlers train twice a week. They do the same training as men, which is exhausting. They jump, they run, they hit eachother, they essay movements...This training takes place in the Mortal Combat marquee. The public show is on Sundays. Julia la Pace√±a hurts from her knee after a jump shock. Cholitas wrestlers train twice a week. They do the same training as men, which is exhausting. They jump, they run, they hit eachother, they essay movements...This training takes place in the Mortal Combat marquee. The public show is on Sundays.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 22/09/2006

 

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Cholitas wrestlers train twice a week. They do the same training as men, which is extenuant. This training takes place in the Mortal Combat marquee that looks over La Paz. The show is on Sundays.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 22/09/2006

 

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A cholita wrestler enter the arena at the rithym of the music while public gets excited. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, above all families with children.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 17/09/2006

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Cholita Marita kicks Carmen Rosa. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, above all families.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 25/09/2006

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A cholita wrestler has been hit and tries to get up while the judge checks she is all right. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with families.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 18/09/2006

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Carmen Rosa jups on her rival. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, above all families.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 25/09/2006

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Carmen Rosa catches her rival. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, above all families.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 25/09/2006

 

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Fight between women in El Multifuncional from El Alto.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 27/11/2007

 

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The godmother of the cholitas wrestlers gets very excited during the cholitas match. She is Carmen Rosa's first fan. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, above all families.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 25/09/2006

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A cholita wrestler tries to get up after being kicked out of the ring by Carmen Rosa. Every Sunday a wrestling evening takes place in "El Multifuncional" spors center. Shows are usually full with an enthusiastic public, above all families.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 25/09/2006

Only for distribution in France and Belgium.



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