Anna Ringstrom
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/ 27 August 2006

Finn takes gold at cellphone throwing contest

Anyone wanting to throw away their cellphone can do it in style and may even win a medal — at the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship, Finland’s latest contribution to offbeat athleticism. Originally a local event in this small town close to the Russian border, the seventh annual contest on Saturday drew about 100 throwers from as far afield as Canada, Russia and Belgium.