“The Polo” By: María Garrido Catalá Jacob Fuentes Matos BT-1
His t ory• The origin of polo is not known today. Possible origin in Persia or China.• Practiced in Asia.• Arrival in other countries.
Players and equipment The ball measures are: diameter of 7.6 or 8.9 cm and weighing between 99 and 127.5. The equipment: Helmet. Wear clothes riding. A stick: Is made of a bamboo pole and wood from 119 to 137cm.
Carlos Gracida: a famous player• Carlos Gracida polo player is considered a living legend of the sport. He plays for 17 years.• He won many competitions.
The pitch and some rules Rating: In the polo is score goals. Duration: The party can last 6 periods, of 7 minutes. The play should be continuous.
Tactics The horse is like another playerPolo players usefour differentstrokes:- Hit forward- Backhand- Back- Backhander
CompetitionsThe three major tournaments are held in Argentina. They are:• The Argentine Open Polo Championship.• The Hurlingham Open Championship.• The Open Championship Tortugas Country Club.