'Booty Slapping Championships' launched in Russia after success of face slapping craze
Russian women are competing in a new backside slapping tournament, following the sensational rise of the male face slapping competitions.
In March, the 'Male Slapping Championships' in Siberia went viral across the world as the concussion-inducing face slaps drew interest from athletes and podcast host Joe Rogan.
The new female variant - 'The Booty Slapping Championships' - saw women whacking each other's bottoms on stage at the Yashankin Cup in Siberia.
They attempt to hit each other's rear ends so hard that they cause their opponent to step forward, much less brutal than the men's face slapping which requires a competitor to submit.
The women's championships took place alongside another variation of the bizarre men's sport, with competitors hitting each other's bare shoulders.
Many of the competitors were super fit models who spend much of their time honing their buttocks to withstand the onslaught at competition, RT reported.
One of the victors at the tournament was Anastasia Zolotaya who is known to work tirelessly on her figure, often doing squats to toughen her backside.
Many other similar male slapping tournaments have now been seen across Russia, but it remains to be seen whether 'The Booty Slapping Championships' will find wider appeal.
Vasily Kamotsky became an internet sensation earlier this year when the hulking bearded man won 30,000 rubles (£350 or $466) with his battering at the slapping tournament.
The competition formed part of the Siberian Power Show, a two-day extravaganza which also featured pole dancing and 'mass wrestling'.
The slap championship was timetabled as a two-hour event on the second day of the Power Show.
Tickets to the Krasnoyarsk showpiece cost 400 rubles (five pounds, or six U.S. dollars).
A female variant of the male face slapping tournaments in Russia has emerged, with women aiming to slap their opponents' bottoms so hard they fall out of stance.
Thought you'd seen the weirdest, most wonderful new sport in Russia with the Male Slapping Championships? Meet the 'Booty Slapping Championships' - a competition where women strike each other on the backside until one falls over.