Funny festivals: Toe Wrestling Championships

WORLD toe wrestling championships, UK

Those with strong toes can rejoice, there is finally a place where their unusual skills can be put to use.

The first World Toe Wrestling Championships were held in Wetton, Staffordshire, UK in the 1970s, though today the location of the competition varies.

Toe wrestling is very like arm wrestling, with two people going up against each other to try and pin their competitor’s foot to the ground.

A thorough toe examination is done of entrants by a nurse prior to competing, but injuries during the competition are common, including bruises and even broken toes.

Unfortunately the annual World Toe Wrestling Championships were cancelled this year, but on the bright side, it gives everyone an extra year to train up.

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