Hugo Girard Wins Quebec's Strongest Man

Hugo Girard told IronMind® that Quebec's Strongest Man contest was much closer than the points indicated, saying, "It was a real battle between the top four."

For Hugo Girard's part, he said, "I did what I was supposed to do . . . not making mistakes . . . building confidence."

Girard is coming off two very serious injuries and he must be judicious as he makes his comeback this season, taking things with a measured approach that is consistent with his overall goals of staying healthy and being at his best for this year's World's Strongest Man contest.

Here are the final places and points:

1. Hugo Girard, 59 points
2. Christian Savoie, 50.5
3. Jessen Paulin, 47.5
4. Louis-Philippe Jean, 46.5
5. Jean-Francois Caron, 39
6. Franky Bonneau, 27.5
7. Mike Sanders, 26
8. Martin Primeau, 22.5
9. Martin Brisebois, 18
10. Guillaume Rioux, 16.5
11. Guillaume Dupuis, 15.5
12. Guillaume Laflamme, 14.5

The top four from this competition have qualified for Canada's Strongest Man, and the winner of that contest is guaranteed an invitation to the World's Strongest Man contest, Girard told IronMind®.

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