“We had a great [strongman] team competition yesterday, here in Latvia,” Ilkka Kinnunen told IronMind®.
Raimonds Bergmanis, shown competing in Finland in 2002, and Andis Linde, both of the Latvian Strongman Federation, held a strongman team championships in Riga, Latvia. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Ilkka Kinnunen.
“The competition was organized by the Latvian Strongman Federation (Raimonds Bergmanis and Andis Linde), and it took place in front of the Presidential Palace. It was very nice weather, around +25° C [+77° F], with sunny clear skies, and an audience of around 7 - 8,000 people watching the athletes who competed in 6 different disciplines,” Kinnunen said.
Here are the events:
Wheelbarrow: 750 kg, 25 meters
Log Lift (for reps): 240 kg
Hercules Hold with cars
Medley (Yoke 380 kg, 12 meter, Tire Flip 360 kg, 4 Flips, Barrel loading (3 barrels), sled pulling for 12 meters)
Power Stairs: 200, 225, 250, 275 kg, six steps
Medley with Shield and Atlas Stones
Final Results, top three:
1. Agris Kazelniks/Raivis Vidzis (Latvia) 57.5 points
2. Artis Plivda/Mareks Leitas (Latvia) 53
3. Michal Szymerowski/Sebastian Kurek (Poland) 51.5