Australia's first belly buckling titles caused some sore stomachs, not only from laughter, on June 15.
1. SV Contestant posing with bunny girls. 0.09
2. CU & SV Contestant preparing for competition. (2 SHOTS) 0.20
3. CU Contestants belly buckling. (2 SHOTS) 0.36
4. SV Winner Baby Wan. (3 SHOTS) 0.45)
5. SCU Baby Wan receives cheque and is kidded by two bunny girls. 0.59
6. SV Contestants belly buckling. (5 SHOTS) 1.14
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Background: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Australia's first belly buckling titles caused some sore stomachs, not only from laughter, on June 15. The competition was held at a hotel in Sydney's beachside suburb of Maroubra. To enter the contest, the competitors had to measure up to some tough standards - a minimum waist of 100 centimetres (40 inches) and a minimum weight of 100 kilos (220 lbs). Belly buckling is a "sport" introduced by New Zealanders, and fully exploit and legendary Antipodean beer gut. The aim of the contest is to pummel your opponent into submission with repeated blows from the stomach. The bigger the stomach the better the chance of victory. After hours of "belly dancing", a clear winner emerged - and Argentine migrant, Juan Carlos Torres, also known as Baby Wan. He was presented with a cheque for 250 Australian dollars from the New Zealand entertainer, Ricky May. In addition to the money Baby Wan also won a year's subscription to a health studio.
Source: CHANNEL - 7 SYDNEY