Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wife Carrying Race in Hungary



 Around 30 Hungarian couples, with husbands carrying their wives on their backs, raced over rough terrain on May 7, 2022, in the nation's third wife-carrying contest.

Wife carrying (Finnish: eukonkanto or akankanto, Estonian: naisekandmine, Swedish: kärringkånk) is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.

Several types of carrying may be practised: either a classic piggyback, a fireman's carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (wife upside-down on his back with her legs over the neck and shoulders).

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