Thumbs up for race to sporting title in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 12:24 01 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:29 01 August 2014

The fifth World Thumb Wrestling Championships held at the Triangle Tavern at Lowestoft. Picture: Denise Bradley

The fifth World Thumb Wrestling Championships held at the Triangle Tavern at Lowestoft. Picture: Denise Bradley

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We have had the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games and now Lowestoft is gearing up for another sporting spectacle.

Tomorrow the Stanford Arms pub will be hosting the 6th annual World Thumb Wrestling Championships, which has made Lowestoft its home.

Among those from around the globe taking part in the digital power challenge will be Norwich Dayna “Big Digit” Hunt who hopes to lift her third women’s title in a row.

However thumb wrestling fans may be in for a disappointment as last year’s men’s title winner James “Tiger Monkey” Isaacs, from America, is struggling to find a sponsor to help him fly from his homeland to defend his title.

A tournament spokesman said: “With contestants flying in from Wales, Ireland, Poland, Australia, Holland, France, America, South Africa and elsewhere – all hardened thumb wrestling champions in their own lands – this is one truly global event.

“And it’s really handy for those looking to try out one of the world’s increasingly popular sports, too.”

The event at the pub in Stanford Street will be thumbing off from 2pm.

Last year the championship was held at Lowestoft’s Triangle Tavern.

Those championships saw film crews arrive from America to capture all the thumbing action for a documentary movie.


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