It's official: top powerlifter Vladimir Bondarenko (Russia) is the mysterious Mister X who will be competing in the upcoming World Strongman Cup contest in Moscow.
Is he the next superstar in strongman? Top powerlifter Vladimir Bondarenko will be joining the field in the World Strongman Cup contest in Moscow on July 1. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Vlad Redkin.
The multi-titled Bondarenko is 191 cm tall (about six feet three inches) and weighs 154 kg (just under 340 pounds), and according to no less an authority than two-time IPF World Champion Brad Gillingham, "looks pretty athletic."
World Strongman Cup Manager Vlad Redkin told IronMind® that he has high hopes for Bondarenko as a strongman competitor and views him as a potential superstar in the sport.
Brad Gillingham, incidentally, was the first person to correctly guess the identity of Mister X and he wins a gift certificate for one Captains of Crush® Gripper and one IMTUG® for being so quick and accurate.