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.