China's Wife Carrying Competition Carries House for Prize!

By: RTV/CCTV/CBS
By: RTV/CCTV/CBS

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A total of 18 couples, winners from their home cities, participated in the wife-carrying championship Saturday in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. The contestants competed in the 150-meter race using a variety of carrying styles. (Courtesy: RTV/CCTV/CBS)

In Finland's annual Wife-Carrying World Championships, winners can win beer. In China, the prize is much bigger -- a house.

A total of 18 couples, winners from their home cities, participated in the wife-carrying championship Saturday in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. The contestants competed in the 150-meter race using a variety of carrying styles.

The prize went to the defending champions, Mr. and Mrs. Wu [no full names given] from Foshan City in Guangdong.

According to the couple, they started to train in 2011, practicing one hour each day using the "Estonian Carry", in which the wife hangs upside down with her legs over the husband's shoulders and her arms around his waist.

The Wus won a seaside house from the organizer, Kaisa Group, a large-scale integrated property developer.


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