“The 105-kg Finnish [strongman] nationals was held yesterday in Rauma, Finland,” Jyrki Rantanen reported to IronMind, in what he said was a “very professionally” run competition which was won by Harri Peltomaa.
This was a six-event indoor competition:
•Farmer’s medley: 100–144 kg per hand
•Dumbbell press: 60 kg
•Power stairs: 170–265 kg
•Yoke: 350 kg
•Deadlift: 270–280 kg, raw, reps, with a machine
•Stones: 120–180 kg.
“Especially the top four were in a tight competition,” Rantanen said, as they finished within two points of each other:
“Unfortunately one of the finalists (Tomi Kurunsaari) had to stop the competition with a possible biceps rupture.
“Finland's competitor for 105 worlds, Topi Frifeldt, was not in the competition; the head referee was a former Finnish nationals (open class) runner-up and CoC3-certified Sami Heinonen.
“It seemed that the lightweight class is rising again in our country—there were 20 competitors and 8 of them went to the final in this one-0day competition. The finalists showed good power and I feel that we'll have some new faces from Finland in the 105-kg world’s class in a few years’s time,” predicted Rantanen.
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