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Spaniard wins 'Olympic' olive stone spitting contest in London
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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.

 
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