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Lincolnshire hosts world championships of egg throwing

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 28, 2011

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EGG throwers from across the globe gathered to watch the world championships.

And after a day of intense competition, visitors saw an international collection of winners take honours.

It took place on Sunday at Swaton, near Sleaford.

In the target-throwing competition, which required competitors to throw eggs at gravy wrestling Britain's Got Talent star Joel Hicks, a Dutch six-year-old Emily Van Der Weyden scooped the crown.

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The static relay prize went to a team comprising dutch and English members. The teams were required to throw and catch eggs along a 100- metre course.

Andy Dunlop, world president of the World Egg Throwing Federation, said: "During a blistering hot day that played havoc with egg stability, a larger-than- ever crowd gathered to watch not only international players, but also the first Star Wars-themed battle."

"Thanks to all those that took part."

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