Socks off for toe wrestling contest

Published: 29th June 2011

Socks off for toe wrestling contest
Competitors have gone bare footed this week for the 35th annual World Toe Wrestling Championship.

Held in Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, male and female participants removed their socks and tights to take part in the unusual sport, which is based on the more common arm-wrestling.

Each match involves three rounds where the aim of the games is to try and force the opponents big toe to the ground, using their opposing digit.

This year's male winner was seven time champion Paul Beech, also known as Predatoe due to his preference for wearing a Predator mask throughout the contest, while the women's title went to Lisa 'Twinkletoes' Shenton.

Toe wrestling was invented in 1976, after locals at a Derbyshire pub attempted to find a sport in which the British could excel in.

This year's World Toe Wrestling Championship raised money for the When You Wish Upon A Star charity, which helps sick children to take part in life changing activities.

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