Next stop Olympics?

The ‘male slapping championships’, an new sport originating in Siberia, Russia, which sees men open-palm striking each other into submission, has proved a huge hit online, and has to be seen to be believed.

The brutal championships were held at the Siberian Power Show 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, and required each competitor to simply slap their opponent standing on the other side of the table into submission.

Surprisingly, it featured no shortage of slap-happy sluggers eager to test their strength on each other’s cheeks.

Watch below:

The championships, which promises to draw interest “from elite athletes to youngsters” was held in the city over March 16-17th, charging ($6) to attend the event,, and featured special guests from the world of working out.

Its program also saw The World Strongman Cup and Siberian Dance Contest take place and included fringe sports such as arm wrestling, freestyle workout and pole dancing.

That’s a bargain for six dollars.

What a world we live in.

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