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  takraw (competition)

 

Thailand

Takraw is an official sport in Asia, which similar to volleyball is played over a net, yet with two teams of three players each, and rather spectacular to watch (fig.).

 

Players try to score by making the ball touch down on the field of the opposite team,  using any part of the body except the hands and forearms.

 

  takraw (competition)

 

  takraw (competition)

 

They often perform lofty leaps, hanging upside-down in the air, in order to kick a high flying ball with their feet (fig.).

 

In the heat of the game players jump and tumble through the air, seemingly defying gravity.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3) and (4).

 

  takraw (competition)