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Stone skimming world record sinks




by Webmaster, 7th June 2018

Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, saw the longest throw in history at this annual event

Photo by :mrMark:, Creative Commons

Records sunk as small rocks bounced further across water than ever before in Powys’ Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships.

Some of the world’s finest granite flingers gathered at Abernant Lake, outside the town of Llanwrtyd Wells, to show off their skills.

Two of these competitors were Scotland’s Dougie Isaacs – the world record holder at 106 metres – and Kurt Steiner of the USA, who holds the record for achieving 88 bounces (the measure of success on the other side of the Atlantic… or across the pond, you might say).

Other competitors came from as far afield as Japan and Samoa. But it was the Scot who won the day with a new world record of 121 metres – just longer than a football pitch. 

Organisers were astonished by the throw, concerned at one stage they were going to run out of lake. It was the eighth time Dougie had beaten the world record.

The Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships took place on 27th May and are run by Green Events, who also organise quirky events such as the Man v Horse Race and the World Bog Snorkelling Championships.

 

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