Finland has celebrated a home victory at the annual mobile phone throwing world championships. Competitors from across the globe descended upon Savonlinna in the country’s southeast to see who could launch their old technology the furthest.
US phone-throwers Bobby, Lucy and Skyler:
Bobby: "Very interesting and it's fun."
Skyler: "It is definitely the silliest thing I've ever done before in my life."
Lucy: "I think the same."
The championship has been running for 12 years and organisers say its popularity is only growing.
Phone-throwing championships organiser Christine Lund:
"The consciousness of clean environment and to take care of our globe has grown and that's why also I think that people take it seriously how to use the old mobile phones, so in that sense I think we were the pioneers at 2000 and now we have the fun part."
Ere Karjalainen set a new record with a huge throw of 101.46 metres, while Jeremy Gallop from South Africa took second place in the men's competition with an impressive 94.67 metres. All phones, no matter what state they’re in, are recycled at the end of the championships.