What is wife-carrying in Finland?

The designated ‘wife’ has to be at least 17 years old and weighs in at a minimum of 49 kilograms. If the designated ‘wife’ is lighter, she must carry a weighted rucksack, given to her by officials.

What country has the sport wife-carrying?

The winning duo of the Australian Wife Carrying Titles at the 2021 Singleton Show will win a chance to represent Australia at the World Wife Carrying Titles in Finland* in July 2022!

Was wife-carrying in the Olympics?

In a boon to Estonia’s chances for capturing Olympic gold, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the addition of wife-carrying to the 2016 summer Olympics schedule. The backbreaking race will join other time-honoured events, including water polo, badminton and trampoline.

What is the Wife Carrying Championship?

Wife carrying (Finnish: eukonkanto or akankanto, Estonian: naisekandmine, Swedish: kärringkånk) is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time.

What is the most popular carrying style in wife carrying?

the Estonian carry
The most popular style, the Estonian carry, was named for the country that’s won the last 11 Wife Carrying World Championships.

Where is the wife carrying competition?

Sonkajärvi, Finland
The Wife Carrying World Championships have been held annually in Sonkajärvi, Finland, since 1992 (where the prize is the wife’s weight in beer).

Is Wife Carrying an extreme sport?

What are the obstacles in wife carrying?

WIFE CARRYING RULES The track has two dry obstacles and a water obstacle. The wife to be carried may be your own, the neighbor’s, or you may have found her further afield; she must, however, be over 17 years of age. The minimum weight of the wife to be carried is 49 kilograms (108 pounds).

What kind of sport is wife carrying?

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