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Maltese Gostra Goes Viral On Popular Sport Account

The traditional Maltese Gostra, a beloved fixture of Maltese sporting and celebratory events, has recently gained international recognition through a popular sports account on Instagram.


Bartool Sports, with a massive following of 13.6 million, shared a reel showcasing participants attempting to reach the flags at the end of the slippery pole. Referring to the Gostra as the “greatest sport you’ve never heard of,” the platform highlighted how this ancient Maltese tradition from the Middle Ages welcomes participants of all ages and backgrounds.


The video shared by Bartool Sports garnered 5.8 million views and 166K likes, shining a global spotlight on this cultural phenomenon unique to the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta.

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