Spanish soldier thrashes US Marine in arm-wrestling contest

Video shot in Cádiz during recent NATO maneuvers has been circulating among the troops

Video: A Spanish soldier beats a US Marine in an arm wrestle.

The incident was filmed in Cádiz, southern Spain, where members of the NATO alliance were taking part in a large-scale training exercise called Trident Juncture. On the left is a US Marine who is engaged in an arm-wrestling contest with a Spanish soldier. As his opponent struggles, the latter looks relaxed with a cigarette in his mouth and a mocking expression on his face. After a few seconds, the Spaniard decides to end the match and easily pins down the Marine’s arm, to the delight of his fellow countrymen.