Spain plays host to human towers

Spain plays host to human towers

Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

The combined strength and stamina of the hundreds of people involved in each complex tower construction was a sight to behold in the electric atmosphere at a packed Tarraco Arena Plaza. Spain’s human-tower building championship is a highly anticipated fixture on the national sporting calendar with Castellers de Vilafranca targeting an eight title.

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The group, who were founded in 1948, have worked hard to promote Catalan culture around the world and claimed their first Concurs title way back in 1972. This time around, they won with two completed 10 level towers - 3 of 10 with Triple Base and 4 of 10 with Triple Base.

Spain plays host to human towers

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Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

Spain plays host to human towers Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

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Spain plays host to human towers Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

Spain plays host to human towers Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

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They also crowned the 2 of 8 with No Double Base (NDP) twice, however the tower collapsed after crowning. Local team Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona shocked the competition to make their home fans proud by completing a 5 of 9 with Double Base, 3 of 9 with Double Base and Pillar as well as a 9 of 8.

Spain plays host to human towers Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

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Spain plays host to human towers Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls threw caution to the wind in their attempt to topple Castellers de Vilafranca, but their tower collapsed just a few steps away from crowning the most difficult tower possible: the 3 of 9 with NDB. Many teams produced personal best structures with the competition going from strength to strength each year.

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Spain plays host to human towers Watch talented teams rise high at the extraordinary Concurs de Castells event

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