Lizard com­pe­ti­tions, lit­er­al­ly — goan­na pulling (goan­na pulling) — a very pecu­liar type of sports com­pe­ti­tion in which lizards are only in the name of this sport. No harm to ani­mals. Only peo­ple who are inter­est­ed in it, or real­ly want to try it, par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion. And then — more.

What is the essence of this sport? Goan­na pulling is some­thing that resem­bles a tug of war. But instead of doing it with your hands, the main pulling tool is the neck. Only 2 peo­ple can par­tic­i­pate in one pull. The vic­to­ry is count­ed when one of the par­tic­i­pants can pull the oth­er out of the line.

In the course of pulling, not only the neck is involved, but the whole head. The inter­est­ing posi­tion of the par­tic­i­pants makes them look like goan­nas. Before the start of the com­pe­ti­tion, both oppo­nents place their palms behind the white line. The judge installs a large leather belt, after which he gives a sig­nal and the par­tic­i­pants begin the com­pe­ti­tion.

It is known from his­to­ry that this enter­tain­ing sport appeared in the 19th cen­tu­ry. How­ev­er, the first com­pe­ti­tion was held in 1984, in New South Wales, Aus­tralia. After this date, the com­pe­ti­tion is held every year. Both men and women and even chil­dren (all in their cat­e­go­ry) par­tic­i­pate in com­pe­ti­tions. Watch­ing such a com­pe­ti­tion is a great plea­sure.

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