Women Basquing in newfound glory a stone’s throw from making their mark

With axes and stones, women are commanding respect in Basque rural sports, until now the preserve of men

25 October 2021 - 19:27 By Vincent West

Women lifted heavy stones up to their shoulders and swung axes during the Women’s Championship of Herri-Kirolak, or Basque sports, as a new generation aims to change attitudes in the traditionally male-dominated sport.

The town square in Mungia, northern Spain, was packed with spectators who cheered on the competitors, who are still a relatively unusual sight in the events...

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