Bantamweight Strong(wo)man

-65kg class competitor Maarit Karvosenoja demonstrating that smaller athletes can move huge weights also. IronMind® |  ©WHEA/Äärirajoilla photo -65kg class competitor Maarit Karvosenoja demonstrating that smaller athletes can move huge weights also. IronMind® | ©WHEA/Äärirajoilla photo


“Strength comes in all sizes,” said WHEA Chairman Jyrki Rantanen, as his organization plans to introduce bantamweight classes to its strong(wo)man competitions.



Starting in 2018, the new classes will be -70 kg for men and -55 kg for women with both national and world championships titles.

Rantanen said he has 43 entries for the upcoming Finnish championships, with “a sudden rise in competitors in the -80 kg class,” which he saw as “a sign that we need more classes for smaller people.”

         

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