Justin Howard aka "Nordic Thunder"
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American is new air guitar champ

Justin Howard aka "Nordic Thunder" from Chicago has won the Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu in Northern Finland.

Justin Howard aka "Nordic Thunder" from Chicago has won the Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu in Northern Finland.

He narrowly beat his fellow American Matt Burns - or "Airistotle" - of New York in the final of the three day event.

Dutchman Theun de Jong came third in the field of 18 finalists that included competitors from Japan, Britain, Russia, Czech Republic and Estonia.