The initial headline was some solid clickbait. “New Russian Sport is 2 guys slapping each other ferociously until 1 gives up”. Not the case. Made it sound more archaic than it actually is…but funny nonetheless.

In addition to the standard bodybuilding competitions, dumpling eating contests, and dance battles, the Siberian Power Show last weekend in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, also hosted a “Sport slapping tournament for men,” with 30,000 rubles ($465) at stake