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Wife Carrying is a unique sport in which male participants compete while carrying a female teammate. The objective of this competition is for the male to carry his female contestant through the specified obstacle within the shortest time possible. This sport was first introduced in Sonkajärvi, Finland. Although it is called Wife Carrying, males are not forced to go with their real wives.
One of The World’s Weirdest Sports
The sport started in 1992, and each year, a World Championship is held in Sonkajärvi, Finland. The fastest runner wins beer that is equivalent to his wife’s weight. After it was established, the sport involved going through a rough and rocky terrain. Nevertheless, this has been changed to make the course more friendly. Instead of huge rocks, there is sand, fences and an area with water.
History of Wife Carrying
This idea of Wife Carrying is backed up by a local history that argues it was inspired by Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen, who was commonly referred to as Ronkainen the Robber. The man lived in a forest and together with his gang, they would invade the village, steal some food and women and then carry them on their back as they escaped.
Common Wife Carrying Rules
Wife Carrying observes certain rules, just like is the case with all sports. The official track has a length of 253.5 metres, with one water obstacle and two dry obstacles. The woman has to weigh at least 49 kg and in case she’s not, she’ll be given a rucksack with additional weight. The race is run by two pairs at a time. Lastly, besides Finland, the sport is also practised in Australia, Asia, United States, United Kingdom, and North America.
Drake’s full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, and he uses the name Drake as his stage name. He is a rapper, actor and record producer. He resides at Hidden Hills in the USA and has a net worth of 100 million dollars. Drake first became popular when he started acting on a Television series known as Teen Drama. He is also well known for releasing good Hip-Hop and R&B songs.
What Songs Did He Release?
The rapper first made an appearance in 2010, when he performed the album Thank Me Later, which rose early on the USA Billboard 200. He later released two songs in 2011, Take Care, and Nothing Was the Same. They sold well and earnt him an award for the Best Rap Album in the Grammy’s, along with other favourite songs like One Dance and Hotline Bling. The rapper also won awards like 6 American Music Awards and 3 Juno Awards.
Drake’s Other Ventures
The rapper also started a clothing line and a radio programme called Beats 1 Radio. Drake also developed a brand of whiskey, popularly known as Virginia Black. He earned himself a title as a worldwide ambassador for the Toronto Raptors and also produces music under the name Champagne Papi. Along with all this, he also has his own recording label known as OVO Sound.
A Brief Background
Graham Drake was born on 24th October 1986, in Canada, Toronto. His mother, Sandi Graham, was a Jewish Canadian who earned a living as a florist and an English teacher. His father, an African American, was a drummer, performing with Jerry Lee Lewis. Drake went to a Jewish school in Canada, and with music in his blood. was soon on his way to the Grammy Awards.
Some people love sports for the sheer fun of it, while others take it further and build empires from their sporting activities. Recently, Forbes published their list of the highest paid in 2018 when it comes to athletic disciplines. Can you guess some of the names featuring and the amounts earned? Read on to find out more.
Mayweather In The top
At the top of the list is the infamous boxing star, Floyd Mayweather. He earned himself an incredible $285 million after his fight with Conor McGregor. His opponent wasn’t left behind as he also earned himself $99 million dollars in the very same boxing fight. This put him at number 4 on the Forbes list. Other names featuring in the top 10 all bagged themselves over $55 million in wages.
Leading Soccer Earners
It’s not the norm to speak of the top-grossing sporting stars without mentioning a few soccer earners. The highest in this category was Lionel Messi with $111 million. He became number 3 after having been number 1 in 2017. Other soccer players include Christiano Ronaldo at number 3 and Neymar at number 5. They earned $108 million and $90 million, respectively.
Conclusion On Best Paid Athletes
Honing your preferred craft is an important thing. That’s why sports are nowadays paying out so well. Listed above are just a few of the names that appeared at the very top. More names include basketball stars, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, at $85.5 million and $76.9 million, respectively. Other disciplines such as American Football and Tennis also had top 10 earners in the Forbes 2018 list.
This year FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia. The tournament will take place from 14th June to 15th July. It will be the 21st FIFA World Cup. A total of 32 nations will take part. Altogether 64 matches will be played on 12 different venues. So we are in for an exciting summer.
Brazil As Favourites
Tournament favourites are Brazil. Brazil has won a total of 5 football World Cups. FIFA has chosen Russia as the host nation in front of England, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. Brazil will try to make things right this year as they have been heavily defeated by Germany 7-1 at home when Brazil was the host in 2014. Biggest stars of this World Cup will be Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar.
All Eyes On Russia
Fans from all over the world will come to Russia and support their team. This is the first World Cup that is held in Europe since 2006. This will be the biggest sports event held this year. Russia has done a really good job of preparing for the World Cup. Infrastructure will be at the highest level.
Russia The Capital Of The World
Russia will be at the centre stage this summer, with all eyes on its fantastic football arenas. Years of preparation have been spent, as well as millions of euros. The amount of time dedication and man-hours spent on this incredible event will surely make it a spectacular occasion that will not disappoint. Hope to see you in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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