The event, being held every year since 2000 in the town of Savonlinna, saw quite a few mobile-phone throwers participate. The 2nd position went to Jeremy Gallop, a South African who managed to throw his phone 94.67 metres. Finnish public television network YLE covered the Saturday event [Google translated].
Contest organizers are of the opinion that users can vent their anger on their phones and that this offers a unique opportunity to “pay back all the frustrations and disappointments caused by these modern equipments.” Organizers have also said that there were no doping tests that were conducted.
The organizer, Christine Lund, has claimed that the eighteen year old’s throw has smashed all previous records. Watch the video below. According to Engadget Chris Hughff of UK threw his mobile phone a distance of 102.68 meter, as a guest participant though, at JIM Mobile’s Belgium Championships earlier this year. Lund dismissed the throw as being one at an unofficial event.