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Segway polo anyone?

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 01:19

The UK hosts the first international Segway Polo tournament, featuring people competing on motorized two-wheeled scooters instead of horses. Linda So reports.

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These players are gearing up for an exciting polo match. But you won't see any horses on this field. Instead, it's all about the Segways. Britain hosted its first international Segway Polo tournament over the weekend in the town of Rugby. SOUNDBITE: (English) SEGWAY POLO ORGANIZER AND PLAYER, MARK WELLER, SAYING: "It's a very friendly sport generally but there are a few teams who meet again for the fifth, sixth time, tempers can flare a little bit." Teams from all around the world such as Germany, Finland, and Barbados took part in the tournament. Fans cheered as players showed off their moves, zooming down the field to score goals. SOUNDBITE: (English) SEGWAY POLO ORGANIZER AND PLAYER, MARK WELLER, SAYING: "To be a great player you've got to be relaxed. It's all about being smooth, relaxed, having a good eye for the ball - take your time." SOUNDBITE: (English) GERMAN PLAYER, MICHAEL GLABISCH, SAYING: "We love it and yes, we are also a small family from polo, my wife plays and maybe in 18 years my daughter wins the World Championship." Segway scooters have grown in popularity over the years and the sport also has a growing fan base.

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Segway polo anyone?

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 01:19