Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships
Mobile Phone Throwing is more topical than ever in Finland. Cellular phones used in WC competitions are of different brands, sizes and colours.
In August 2013 three best in men’s category were all from Finland. Longest throw was 97,73 metres and winner Riku Haverinen. Second longest throw was 87,88 metres by Ilkka Aaltonen. Third was Otto Sammalisto and his throw was 86,09 m.
Åsa Lundgren from Sweden was winner in women’s category. She threw the phone 40,41 metres just after few times practicing. Second was Louise Van De Ginste with a throw of 39.88 metres. Louise is a national winner from Belgium this summer. Third was Finnish Tanja Pakarinen with a throw of 36,69 metres.
Juniors threw phones really long this year. Winner was Juho Rusko with a throw of 39,67 metres. Second place winner was Aleksi Muukkonen 36,15 m and third Sami Virta 32,02 m.
Erika Vilpponen won Freestyle category this year. Circus bike brought victory to her and she scored the highest points from the jury. Second place went to Mikko Muttonen and third was Juuso Janhunen.
Victory in Freestyle Team category went to Team Lähtis. There were 3 men from Finland’s Lahti in the team: Kasper, Kim and Kristian Lähteenmäki.
The throws were measured by National Land Survey of Finland and technique used is the same than for example in IAAF World Championships.