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Finn Wins Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships (VIDEO)

20/08/2012 13:40

Ever come over a bit 'Naomi Campbell' and felt the urge to lob your phone as far as possible? Well, it's time to channel that anger into something (vaguely) useful - because mobile phone throwing is now officially a sport.

Don't believe us? Well, more fool you. Because this weekend saw the 13th Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships take place in Savonlinna, Finland.

Proud Finn Ere Karjalainen set a new world record after chucking his mobile an impressive 332ft - while South African Jeremy Gallop could only manage second place with his 311ft effort.

However, it's not just the length of the throw that matters. The competition also includes a freestyle category, in which contestants are judged on the aesthetics and creativity involved in their phone-chucking.

We should just add that all phones are retrieved and recycled at the end of the competition.

So that's how sporty types tend to spend their time in Finland. But how about closer to home in, say, Yorkshire? Take a look at our gallery of 10 (possible) Yorkshire sports...

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