Swiss spitting leaves competition open-mouthed

A Swiss woman has won - or rather spat - her way into the Guiness Book of Records.

This content was published on July 10, 2000 minutes

Sonja Rohr spattered the world record for cherry stone spitting at the sixth annual Swiss championships which took place over the weekend at Brugg in canton Aargau.

Her cherry stone notched 16.49 metres - a clear 39 centimetres further than the previous world record. The previous record was held by Conchita Kohler, according to the Swiss body, which monitors the sport/activity of cherry stone spitting.

Rohr was not the only Swiss to claim a cherry stone title over the weekend, proving the Swiss take some pipping. Alois Keller produced a year's world best performance with a spit of 20.20 metres at a separate men's championships held in Muri, near Berne.

He spat some 5,000 cherry pips over the two days of the championships, beating off the challenge of some 1,000 opponents and confirming his pre-eminence in the unsavoury pastime. He won the title last year as well.

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