Finland's nimble-footed lumberjacks in action. This year their championship on the Ounas-river near Rovaniemi on?
GV PAN..Spectators and competitors
LV PAN..Competitor starts to run along chain of logs
LV PAN.. Another ditto
SV PAN..Competitor falls into water climbs back onto log
SV Competitor along log falls off into water
LV PAN..Another competitor along log falls off, clambers back onto log and starts running
SV PAN..Competitor runs ashore after completing competition
LV PAN..Competitors negotiate rapids balanced on log
SV Another ditto
SV PAN..Competitor PAN down to feet
LV Competitor on the way
SCU Competitor paddles log
LV Competitor on completing distance handstands on log and then jumps into boat
SCU Champion Yliaska receive prize
LV Other winners on dais
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Background: Finland's nimble-footed lumberjacks in action. This year their championship on the Ounas-river near Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle was the last there: It was the twelfth time they pitted their strength and experience against each other in the national championships on Midsummer Day but as the dam which is to be built there next Autumn will tame the rapids, the championship will have to be held elsewhere in future.
More than six thousand spectators gathered to watch the forty competitors show their skills. The championship was won by Pauli Yliaska, who came first in three of the four events.