Ski champ excels at Swiss cheese rolling

7th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

World champion ski jumper Andreas Kuettel won the celebrity Swiss cheese rolling competition on Saturday.

Geneva -- World champion ski jumper Andreas Kuettel won the celebrity Swiss cheese rolling classic on Saturday.

Kuettel, 30, beat Miss Earth 2009 Graziella Rogers in rolling lightweight wheels of cheese around an obstacle course in Bern.

The promotional event revives an ancient practice in which full-size cheese wheels up to one metre in diameter and 27 centimetres thick were rolled around dairies by hand.

Professional cheesemakers can quickly roll the wheels, which weigh about 100 kilogrammes each.

Kuettel won the gold medal in the individual large hill event in the 2009 Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic.

AFP / Expatica

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