Search thinkSPAIN.com for  in 
spain jobs
backprinttell a friend

Spaniard wins 'Olympic' olive stone spitting contest in London
By:
ThinkSpain , Sunday, July 29, 2012

Spain might not have won any genuine Olympic medals so far at this year's games, but Ricardo Legidos, a member of news agency EFE's team currently based in London to cover the Olympic games, has won the second 'Olympic' olive stone spitting contest held in the British capital today.

The Spaniard's 13.15 metre 'spit' was enough to beat over 50 other competitors' efforts in the event organised by the Asociación Amigos de las Oliveras de Cieza (Murcia) in Notting Hill today.

In this second edition of the quirky competition launched to coincide with the Beijing Olympics four years ago, 'spitting' had to be temporarily suspended because of the rain, but Legidos eventually clinched the coveted title of honorary Olympic olive stone spitting champion.

The 'silver medal' went to another Spaniard, Cadiz-born Daniel Lozano, who spat his olive stone 12.01 metres, and the 'bronze medal' went to Britain's Gabriel Buttimore, with a 11.87 metre 'spit'.

According to event organiser, Antonio J. Santos, the world record for this event is 21.43 metres.

 
Print Share Article RSS News Feed
print tell a friend stumble it!  delicious  digg it!  facebook   rss feed View feed | Add to my RSS reader rss feed

Latest ThinkSpain News
Madrid metro driver strike from tomorrow
Transport (inc Motoring) - (23/2/2017)
Swedish stolen lorry terror driver had spent €20,000 on drink and drugs, say police
Crime/Incidents - (23/2/2017)
Ciudadanos proposes eight-year cap on presidential reigns
Politics & People - (22/2/2017)
 
Latest Sport articles
David Villa becomes first red card casualty of Video Assisted Referee technology
Spain  - (21/2/2017)
Amnesty International's 'Race for Syria' supported by 3,800 athletes
Madrid  - (20/2/2017)
Toni Nadal to cease coaching nephew Rafa from 2018 to focus on new rising tennis stars
Spain  - (14/2/2017)
 
  back
Follow thinkSPAIN on
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
 
 
© 2003-2017 Think Web Content, S.L. - All rights reserved