Tejo (sport)

Tejo, Turmequé
Tejo cancha.jpg
Target post of a tejo field
NicknamesTejo, turmequé
First playedPre-Columbian
Characteristics
ContactNo
Team membersindividual, up to 6
Mixed genderYes
VenueTejo field
Presence
Country or regionColombia
OlympicNo
ParalympicNo

Tejo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈte.xo]), also known, to a lesser degree, as turmequé (pronounced [tuɾˈme.ke]), is a traditional throwing sport in Colombia. It is characteristic for its use of small targets containing gunpowder, which explode on impact.


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