Janne Virtanen Wins European Rolling Thunder® Championships

In a huge upset, past World's Strongest Man winner Janne Virtanen won the European Rolling Thunder® Championships with a lift of 95 kg today.

The new Rolling Thunder handle proved to be quite a challenge and Virtanen's lift was a new Finnish record, Jyrki Rantanen reported to IronMind. Mareks Leitis was second (90 kg), Juha Harju was third (85 kg) and Timo Tuukkanen was fourth (80 kg). World record holder Mark Felix missed his opener (120 kg) and was out, something nobody would have bet on coming into this contest.

"So, the new handle seems to be very tough and Janne also seems to be still a quite tough competitor on the circuit," concluded Rantanen.

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