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Kelowna’s strongest take over City Park

The overall winner has the chance to head to nationals
City Park held host the Kelowna’s Strongest competition on Saturday (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

The strongest men and women met at City Park on Saturday (May 14) for the first annual Kelowna’s Strongest weightlifting competition.

Participants in the events were vying for positions to go to the B.C. provincial qualifiers that take place later this year.

In the first challenge, the log lift, men and women stood up front and centre in front of a crowd of a couple hundred people. Competitors had three chances to properly lift an attainable weight for them over their head.

While there were no provincial records broken in the log lift, the largest lift was 280 pounds.

Animosity went out the window as through the log lift, competitors were all cheering for each other.

Kelowna's Strongest spokesperson Hans Fuhrmann takes part in the log lift competition (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Other events throughout the day were the sandbag medley, stone to shoulder, a farmer’s carry, and a truck lift.

Throughout the day, 34 competitors competed through five different events. While the event is to dictate the qualifiers, the one who is crowned Kelowna’s Strongest will move onto Nationals for a chance to gain their professional card.

You can find all the results here.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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