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The Extreme Sport Aussies Keep Dominating: Chopperoos Take Home Sixth World Title

Overnight the Chopperoos cemented their World Champion status when they beat long-time rivals New Zealand in a record-breaking win in the finals of the STIHL Timbersports World Championships held in Prague.

The Chopperoos beat teams from 20 countries to hold onto the world championship title, which they also won last year when the competition was held in Liverpool, England.

Team Australia celebrate winning gold. They beat Team New Zealand (left) who finished second and Team United States (right) who finished third. Photo: STIHL Timbersports

The Chopperoos appeared to be struggling in the early rounds, unable to keep up with New Zealand's times. However they soon turned things around when they set the fastest relay time of the evening in their semi-final round against Poland at 48.50 seconds.

Brayden Meyer (VIC) opened up the lead in the Underhand Chop. Photo: STIHL Timbersports

Team captain Brad De Losa said: “it was pretty hard in the early rounds, but we dug deep and came out on top in the Final."

"We just wanted to get the win, all the boys were hungry. It’s a great team, we’ve got a really good passion to win."

"It's a great rivalry with New Zealand and it’s always a little bit sweeter to win against them.”

Tomorrow will be another big day for the Australian team as Victoria’s Brayden Meyer takes on the world’s best for the title of Individual World Champion.

Watch the video above to see the Chopperoos in action as they defeat New Zealand in the thrilling final round.

Feature Image: STIHL Timbersports