Spit­ting stones

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By Dave Jones

MUR­CIA’S Javier Piñera Gar­cía took the ti­tle on home soil at this year’s world olive stone spit­ting cham­pi­onship in Cieza. Ac­cord­ing to state news agency EFE, it is the sec­ond time that Piñera Gar­cía has won the cham­pi­onship.

The 46-year-old, who is a Guardia Civil of­fi­cer, man­aged to pro­pel an olive stone a to­tal of 22.39 me­tres.

Víc­tor Hernán­dez Gar­cía from Carta­gena took sec­ond place with a dis­tance of 21.44 me­tres, with Pe­dro Ramos Ber- Photo: EFE nal on 19.80 me­tres.

All the ‘spits’ were well short of the world record dis­tance of 25.08 me­tres, which Sr Piñera Gar­cía es­tab­lished last year.

Or­gan­is­ers ex­plained that a lo­cal va­ri­ety of olive, the ‘mol­lar’, is used in the event held in Avenida de los Reyes Católi­cos.

They noted that the mea­sure­ment is taken from the point the stone comes to rest – and in­cludes the roll after it hits the ground.

Com­peti­tors came from as far afield as Ire­land, Nor­way and Hol­land to take part.

One of the com­peti­tors giv­ing it his best 'spit'

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