Finland - the land of many curious (sporting) events... Eukonkanto (as seen on picture), suopotkupallo (soccer in swamps), sanomisen MM (sauna bathing World Championships) and Ilmakitaran soiton MM (Air guitar World Championships) just to name a few. Cute and funny Finland themed postcard from happyorange.fi

Finland - the land of many curious (sporting) events. Eukonkanto (as seen on picture), suopotkupallo (soccer in swamps), sanomisen MM (sauna bathing World Championships) and Ilmakitaran soiton MM (Air guitar World Championships) just name a few.

Weird Sport: Wife Carrying  Originated in Finland, wife carrying is about male competitors carrying female teammates through a special obstacle course. The objective of the game is to clear the course in fastest time. There are many thoughts about how the weird sport started but most believe the tale of Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen, a thief who stole food and women from his area and carried the women on his shoulders.   Wife carrying can sound like a joke but this weird game is traveling through…

Weird Sport: Wife Carrying Originated in Finland, wife carrying is about male competitors carrying female teammates through a special .

annual wife carrying competition in Finland. This doesn't even look fun.

A FINNISH pair have won the countrys annual wife-carrying competition for the third year in a row.

First introduced in Finland, Wife Carrying is an actual sport where male competitors race while carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle course in the fastest time. Major competitions are held in Sonkajarvi, Finland, Monona, Wisconsin and in Marquette, Michigan.

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Wife Carrying World Championship. The prize? The woman's weight in beer.-Sonkajarvi, Finland

Wife Carrying World Championship, Sonkajarvi, Finland - Does throwing your wife on your back and navigating a gruelling obstacle course sound like fun? If so, then look no further: welcome to the Wife Carrying World Championship

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A Finnish couple have won their fourth title at the annual wife-carrying contest in central Finland, claiming the prize of the wife's weight in beer.

Wife-carrying competition champs claim 4th title

A Finnish couple have won their fourth title at the annual wife-carrying contest in central Finland, claiming the prize of the wife's weight in beer.

Unusual competition: Wife-carrying championship, Finland. Wife carrying, which originated in Sonkajärvi, Finland, is a sport in which male competitors race to carry their female teammate through an obstacle course in the shortest time. Not only does the winner of the Wife Carrying Championship in Sonkajärvi get the glory of being the number one wife carrier, he also wins his wife’s weight in beer.

Every summer for more than 20 years in the Finnish city of Sonkayarvi takes an unusual competition - wife-carrying championship.

Wife carrying (Estonian: naisekandmine, Finnish: eukonkanto or akankanto, Swedish: kärringkånk) sport which males carrying a female. Goal, male to carry the lady through an obstacle track in best time. Sport first held at Sonkajärvi, Finland. Types of carry practiced: piggyback, fireman's carry, or Estonian-style (wife upside-down w/ legs around husband's shoulders, holding his waist). World Championships held yearly in Sonkajärvi, Finland since 1992, prize is the wife's weight in beer.

I really want us to participate in the wife-carrying competition this year in San Antonio!

People Find Fun In The Weirdest Things. These Festivals And Coompetitions Prove That Photo

People Find Fun In The Weirdest Things. These Festivals And Competitions Prove That

Wife-Carrying World Championships Location: Market Square, Sonkajärvi, Finland Date: first Saturday in July


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