The Mexican women who fight for a living
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100 Women 2016: The Mexican women who fight for a living

Mexican traditional wrestling has long been a male preserve. But that is changing fast.

"They told me this was for men, but I broke these barriers", says Marcela, one of the female stars of "Lucha Libre".

As part of the BBC's 100 Women season, we caught up with her and her friends as they were training at the historic Arena Mexico.

Video by Anna Bressanin. Archival images courtesy of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.

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  • 23 Nov 2016
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