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Odd News Roundup: Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 08-07-2019 18:29 IST | Created: 08-07-2019 18:26 IST
Odd News Roundup: Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title
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Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course with their wives slung over their shoulders. Each year, the championship draws thousands of visitors to the town of only about 4,000 inhabitants in central Finland. Saturday's competition was the 24th year it has been held.



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