There were many weird and wonderful sporting events and feats of strength, from both human and animal, including a footrace by seniors, trained horse dancers and cow chariot races.

But one particularly hardy sportsman stole the show, when he used his earlobes to pull a car, to the delight and admiration of the large crowd who had gathered to watch him.

“I used to earlier pull motorcycles using my ears, after which started pulling cars. I practice a lot at home and sometimes I pull both with my earlobes,” said the stuntman while adding that he often performs the stunt to earn money.

The Rural Olympics, as the event is best known is held every year to try and encourage young Indians living in country areas to get involved in sports, no matter how strange or seemingly down right painful they might appear.