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New world record set for mobile phone throwing

Handset hurled 219 feet
Sun Aug 24 2003, 09:19
A NEW WORLD record for throwing a mobile phone was set on Saturday by Petri Valta using a Nokia 5110 handset.

The competition took place on Riihisaari Island, near Savonlinna in Finland. The distance covered was 66.72 metres which is around 219 feet using the 'original' style of throwing.

However, in the 'Freestyle' category where points between 4 and 10 are awarded according to both style and length of the throw, the winner was a Brit - Ali Aitken - with a total of 30 points.

In the Freestyle team category, All Ears (with members from Germany, USA and Finland) took first place with 90 points.

The Junior champion was Timo Pitko with a 25.40 meters (83 feet) throw. Altogether there were 94 participants from Australia, Albany, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, USA and Finland. µ


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