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Lincolnshire hosts World Egg Championship

World Egg Throwing Championships Photo: ITV News

For the 8th year running Swaton in Lincolnshire will host the World Egg Throwing Federation's World Championships.

There are five disciplines:

  • Target throwing
  • Two person throw and catch
  • Egg trebuchet
  • Static Relay
  • Russian egg routlette

As teams fly in from across the globe including Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, USA, Hong Kong, the Czech Republic, Australia and Brazil after a year of hard training they will be joined for the first time by a team from Japan.

Under the Captaincy of mighty morphing Power Ranger Mitsuomi Takahashi (aka Big Red) they are sure to cause a stir .

The reigning world champions, Dutch daring duo Smink and Visser, have stated that they fear no one and the ninjas will return home empty handed.

Meanwhile the Irish team have brought in their expert chucker and current distance world record holder in order to take the title back to the emerald isle.

Wild Willie O'Donovan stunned the egg throwing world just last month at the Irish National by smashing the Dutchmen's previous record of 69.5 metres to set a new one at 71.2 metres.

Germany's top thrower Timo Breunig states that he is confident that his new team of tossers will not leave disappointed and have a trick or two up their sleeves to teach the world the "true meaning of success."

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