Gary Taylor, WAL – Strongman
The World’s Strongest Man competition in 1993, held in Orange, France, was one of the best ever and culminated in a win for Gary Taylor, also know as the “Welsh Dragon.” A worthy winner, he further enhanced Britain’s reputation established by such Strongmen as Geoff Capes and Jamie Reeves. Gary first staked his claim for › Read more
Paul Anderson, USA -Strongman
Born 17th October 1932, Toccoa, Georgia. For two years, 1955 and 1956, he was the world's greatest super-heavy-weight, winning the US championships, the World title in 1955 and the Olympia title in 1956 (by virtue of lighter bodyweight). In 1956 he pressed 400lb, snatched 335lb and clean and jerked 440lb for a record total. He then turned professional as a night-club strongman and for a time wrestled and boxed professionally. › Read more
Riku Kiri, FIN – Strongman & Powerlifter
Riku Kiri was one of a long line of Finish strength Strongmen selected for the World’s Strongest Man competitions. The many contests in his homeland have nurtured greats such as Ilkka Nummisto, Markku Suonenvirta and Ilkka Kinnunen and in open competitions, valuable prizes have attracted the cream of international competitors to Finland. Kiri has been › Read more
Heinz Ollesch, GER – Strongman
Heinz Ollesch (born November 11, 1966) is a strongman from Germany. He won Germany’s Strongest Man 12 times, and he participated in the World’s Strongest Man Finals in 1995 and 1997. Ollesch was born in Rosenheim, Bavaria and grew up in Lehen, Großkarolinenfeld, starting with strength training 1984 and doing international Strongman contests since 1994. › Read more
Forbes Cowan, SCO – Strongman
Forbes Cowan began his strongman career in 1990 with a win in his inaugural competition as Cunninghame’s Strongest Man in May 1990. Having repeated this feat in 1991 he quickly moved into the professional circuit and won Scotland’s Strongest Man, the first of six such titles. In 1991, the meteoric career led him to become › Read more
Gerrit Bradhurst, RSA, Strongman
Gerrit Badenhorst (born 10 October 1962) is a former WPC world champion powerlifter and professional strongman competitor from South Africa. Powerlifting Badenhorst was born on 10 October 1962 in De Aar, Orange Free State, South Africa. As a sportsman he played rugby union, but excelled in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting. Before Badenhorst competed › Read more
O.D Wilson, USA – Strongman Powerlifter
O.D Wilson was born Oders Dell Wilson Jr. to the late Oders Dell “O.D” Sr. and Bessie Mae Wilson on September 12, 1954. “O.D.” Wilson came very close to being the first American since Bill Kazmaier to win the World’s Strongest Man title in 1990. Leading the competition with a comfortable 5½ points before the › Read more
Worlds Strongest Woman Results & Modern Day Legends
World’s Strongest Woman (later known as Strongwoman World Championships and World’s Strongest Lady) is an annual strongwoman contest, and considered the pinnacle for female competitors and recognized as the world championships. The format was similar to the World’s Strongest Man contest, and was held during the same time and same location as WSM from 2001-2003. › Read more
Aneta Florczyk, POL – Strongwoman
Aneta Florczyk pseud. Atena (born 26 February 1982 in Malbork) – Polish female athlete, especially strongwoman. Aneta Florczyk started her career at the age of 16, as a powerlifter. She won Polish Championships several times, and in 2000 became European Champion. As a first Polish athlete she has broken the barrier of 500 kg in powerlifting. › Read more
Jill Mills, USA – Strongwoman
Jill Mills (born March 2, 1972) is an American world champion powerlifter and world champion strongwoman. Bodybuilding/Powerlifting Mills competed in bodybuilding from 1993 to 1995,[2] but turned to powerlifting in 1996. Mills is undefeated in powerlifting competition, has set numerous state and national records, and is a 2 time national champion. Jill also won the › Read more

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On Sunday 15th August in Bangor Co.Down was the grand final of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021.  16 of the strongest men were gathered who earned their place from a qualifier prior to the contest.  Unfortunately, the defending champion Matthew McCoy was unable to attend due to an illness.  However, this was still an incredible line
Jack Harkin Wins the Qualifier for Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021
The contest found the remainder of the All Ireland Finalists to make a 16 man line up joining the likes of Matthew McCoy, Ivan Gannon, Pa O’Dwyer, Matthew McKeegan and Peter Bremmer to see who will win this historic crown.  This contest also was for Republic of Ireland, Ulster, 95KG, & 110KG and Novice/Junior/Master Strongest
Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier 2021
The Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier will take place on Sunday 25th July at 12 Noon in Davey Jones’ Unit, 10-13 Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny.     To enter the competition and have your chance to compete against the best in Ireland complete the membership form.  ISA – ANNUAL APPLICATION FORM 2021 | Irish Strong Man  
Matthew McCoy win Ireland’s Strongest Man 2020
First UK’s Strongest Man 2021 Tour Qualifier for MK Stadium on 29th-31st May 2021 event was held in Bangor County Down. A great competition and we thank Ards and North Down Borough Council for their support. The event was filmed for RTE 2, Ch5 and was live streamed on our page by one of our

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