VIDLOMET, the world championship in pitchfork casting, concluded with a new world record. Slovak javelin thrower Martin Benák, from Kálnica, threw a pitchfork 38.21 metres, beating the previous record by 10 metres. The third year of this unique competition took place on June 21 in Vaďovce, near Stará Turá, the Nový Čas daily wrote.
Though the competition is relatively new, the number of contestants has been increasing rapidly. This year, as many as 120 men and women took part.
"Vidlomet is simply great fun," organiser Mário Estergájoš told the daily.
30. Jun 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Jana Liptáková from press reports