04 Feb '12, 10am

Japanese man sets new record at Wing Bowl eating extravaganza

Japanese man sets new record at Wing Bowl eating extravaganza

Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi of Japan celebrates after winning 'Wingbowl 20', the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Feb 3, 2012. Mr Kobayashi consumed a record 337 chicken wings in the 30 minute contest period. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PHILADELPHIA (REUTERS) - More than 17,000 mostly beer-fuelled spectators packed a Philadelphia indoor arena on Friday for the city's annual early morning eating extravaganza in which competitors vie to eat the most chicken wings. Japanese champion Takeru Kobayashi, weighing just 57.6kg defeated his much larger opponents in the 20th annual Wing Bowl and walked away with a $20,000 prize after devouring a record-breaking 337 chicken wings during the 30-minute contest. He easily smashed the previous record of 255 wings set by Jonathan 'Super Squibb' Squibb, who had won the celebration of gluttony the previous three...

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