Vasyl Virastyuk won the IFSA European Championships, which was "included in the first ever European Sports Games," IFSA Managing Director Christian Fennell told IronMind®.
Saulius Brusokas and Vidas Blakaitis on the Fingal's Fingers at the IFSA Strongman European Championships. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Christian Fennell.
The European Sports Games "saw athletes representing 46 European nations competing across 15 non-Olympic sports," Fennell said. "As far as I am aware, this is the first time strongman has been included in an international sporting games as governed by UNESCO, the European Sport Charter and the European Sports Committee. 100% of the credit for this huge intiative goes to the Ukraine Federation of Strength Athletes," Fennell said.
About 8,000 spectators watched the event, said Fennell, and, "All 12 finalists qualified for the IFSA Strongman 2007 World Championships in South Korea Sept. 8 - 16."
Here are the top six places:
1. Vasyl Virastyuk 51.5
2. Andrus Murumets 49
3. Vidas Blakaitis 42.5
3. Robert Szczepanski 36
4. Mikhail Koklyaev 36
5. Ervin Katona 29
6. Saulius Brusokas 26
Watch the official IFSA website for more details.