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What A Carry-On!

by | 7th, July 2003

‘ESTONIAN couple Margo Uusorg and Egle Soll have underlined their dominance in the Wife-Carrying World Championships by beating 22 other pairs to win the title for the third year in a row.

To emphasise the Estonian hold on the trophy, Margo Uusorg’s younger brother, Madis, and his partner Ivi Loomets finished second.

About 8,000 spectators turned up to watch the event on the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi and see the couples tackle a 253-metre track, which featured water and timber obstacles.

Estonians have now won the event every year since pioneering a new technique in 1998.

Such is their dominance that organisers introduced a separate contest this year in which partners had to be married and wives had to be carried piggy-back.

It was also won by an Estonian couple.’

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