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Bavarian finger wrestling championships

Competitors have faced off during the 60th annual Bavarian Finger Wrestling Championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany

Bavarian finger wrestling championships
Two competitors in action during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
New Bavarian middle weight champion Toni Bader (L) of Oberammergau and vice champion Korbinian Fischer of Bad Kohlgrub fight during the first leg final during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
A participant exercises with an elastic strap during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
New Bavarian middle weight champion Toni Bader of Oberammergau exercises with an elastic strap during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
New Bavarian middle weight champion Toni Bader (L) of Oberammergau celebrates after winning the final fight against vice champion Korbinian Fischer of Bad Kohlgrub during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
A competitor in action during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
New Bavarian middle weight champion Toni Bader (L) of Oberammergau and vice champion Korbinian Fischer celebrate after the final fight during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)
Bavarian finger wrestling championships
Two competitors face off during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on August 11, 2013 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and as well Austria and dates back to the 17th century. (Getty Images)