Source Pravda.Ru

Australians are fond of having fish throwing competitions

A very interesting sports competition is taking place in Australia – tuna throwing. The contestants twirl the frozen fish around above their heads (a rope is tied to fish’s tail) and then toss it far ahead vigorously. Sean Carlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower is the absolute champion in the tuna-throwing competition. His record is 37.23 meters, the local Adventure newspaper wrote. The organizers of the competition said they used the spoiled fish, which the stores refused to sell. Tunarama is a colorful festival, and the tuna-throwing contests attract a lot of tourists, as well as the local citizens. The festival takes place every year on January 26-27.

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov