11 Apr 2024

Kiwi axe thrower hurtling towards World Champs

From Nights, 10:35 pm on 11 April 2024

For as long as humans have had axes we've been competing with each other as to who is the best at throwing them.

In 2024 the sport of axe throwing is going through a bit of a growth spurt with the World Axe Throwing League boasting more than 20,000 competitors around the world including here in New Zealand.

Auckland axe champion Britt Austin is one of them.

She is one of a team of Kiwis jetting off to compete at the World Axe Throwing Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma next week.

They'll be joined by 350 other throwers from around the world competing for a chance at $50,000 prize pool - and axe throwing glory.

She joins Emile Donovan.

Britt holds an axe and looks poised to throw it. She is standing in front of a wooden wall and wearing a black tshirt.

Axe-thrower Britt Austin has 10 hatchet championships, 3 big axe championships, and 2 duals championships under her belt. Photo: Supplied