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31st Jul 2019

We met the Lionel Messi of thumb wrestling at the Thumb Wrestling World Championships

Wayne Farry

Competitive thumb wrestling exists

You may be aware of thumb wrestling from your youth; holding hands with your mates and holding your thumb aloft like a noble cobra preparing to pounce upon its prey.

But while you might have stopped thumb wrestling, not everybody did.

Not only are some people still doing it for fun with their friends, but some people are actually competing in events, including the World Thumb Wrestling Championship.

We travelled down to the event in Beccles, where we met the Lionel Messi of thumb wrestling as he sought to retain his title yet again.