64The stone used for this, the first event of the Games, was found and polished in Largeasse (no comment), a town fittingly situated a stone’s throw from Bressuire.


They say a rolling stone gathers no moss. And although this 16 pound rock did little rolling, it certainly had no time to gather moss.

Indeed, it hurtled through the air and landed no fewer than 45 times as the 15 contenders (9 European and 6 French) were each entitled to three goes.


The best distance was achieved by Gregor Edmonds with a distance of 14.8m.