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Watch: Competitors put best foot forward for toe-wrestling extravaganza

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By Euronews  with REUTERS
Watch: Competitors put best foot forward for toe-wrestling extravaganza

<p>Strength, dexterity and a good dose of humour were on display for the toe-wrestling world championships in northern England.</p> <p>Competitors went toe-to-toe in Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, on Saturday.</p> <p>The bizarre sport sees opponents enter a ‘toedium’ and link their bare feet together, seeking to pin each other’s foot for three seconds.</p> <p>Three rounds are played, one with the right foot, one with the left and then another with the right, if necessary.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="675" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/f-IrnvlIQHM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The competition began in Derbyshire in 1976 when a group of walkers at the Ye Olde Royal Oak Inn, in Wetton – a village 12 miles away – set about searching for a game that only the British could win. </p> <p>With a lack of any talent in existing sports, the decision was made to invent a new one and the weird event has been an annual highlight since.</p> <p>On Saturday the men’s final saw current world champion Alan ‘Nasty’ Nash out toe ‘Doc Toe Scholl’ to claim his 14th World title, his sixth win in succession. </p> <p>A lady called Rebecca Beech took the women’s title beating her mum, who had been a previous winner.</p>