X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

New pumpkin weight record in Latvia - 155 kilograms

11.10.2011

The sixth annual pumpkin weight-off competition took place at the Riga Zoo today, with the winning pumpkin of 155 kilograms breaking the previous national record, "Maxima Latvija" representative Ivars Andins told portal "Nozare.lv".

The sixth annual pumpkin weight-off competition took place at the Riga Zoo today, with the winning pumpkin of 155 kilograms breaking the previous national record, "Maxima Latvija" representative Ivars Andins told portal "Nozare.lv".

The pumpkin was grown in the southwestern town of Skrunda. The second largest pumpkin weighed 142 kilograms, and the third - 121 kilograms.

The total weight of the ten finalists was over a ton. After the winner was determined, the pumpkins were given to the zoo as food for animals.
The competition was organized for the sixth time, in cooperation with "Maxima" and the long-time zoo friend and muscleman Raimonds Bergmanis.

Last year, the pumpkin "champion" weighed 132 kilograms.

Related news
Sabīne Vekmane’s solo exhibition “Ice Hockey” will be on show at Kalnciema Quarter Gallery, 35 Kalnciema Street, from January 4 to January 17. The exhibition celebrates ice hockey, which is arguably the most...
"Hansalink Limited", a subsidiary of the Estonian shipping company "Tallink Grupp", and Finnish shipping company "Viking Line ABP" came to an agreement on the purchase of...
Coming this summer to Riga, Latvia, scores of sailing ships from 35 countries will compete at the Tall Ships Races 2013visiting the city for the first time in 10 years. The massive tall ship regatta is...
Latvian practice ARHIS Architects has completed the Observation Tower in Jurmala positioned within the Dzintaru park in Jurmala, Latvia. The 38-meter tall structure is enclosed with an open-air cage...