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  Dicey icy new sport
Updated 09 January 2002, 19.25
Skiing underwater
Diver skies under the the ice

Forget snowboarding and skating - the coolest new winter sport is underwater skiing.

This bizarre sport has been invented in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, which played host to the first official competition in this new sport.

First competition

Skiing underwater
Skier gets ready to dive
Competitors, dressed in diving gear and wearing skis, pull themselves along for 10m underwater. Not only that, they're upside down under a sheet of ice.

Whoever makes the distance the fastest is the winner.

Fast sport

Triumphant Jurius Zavadskis completed the distance in just 47 seconds. He said: "It turned out to be very tough because the skis go pretty fast under the ice and you have to keep up with them the whole time."

But there's not exactly a rush for contestants. Jurius only had one other competitor for this world record!

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