He's coming back well, but Hugo Girard told IronMind today that he's making some changes in his training, saying, "I want to get my speed back."
Canadian strongman star Hugo Girard hits the accelerator at the 2002 World's Strongest Man contest (Kuala Lumpur). IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
The perennial Canada's Strongest Man winner and the 2004 World Muscle Power champion said, "This is a reconstruction year . . . after I round the corner, I will start working toward next year."
Hugo Girard will be competing in the Canada's Strongest Man contest on August 18-19, and from what we hear, unofficially, the winner of this contest gets a direct invitation to the MET-Rx World's Strongest Man contest, with the runner-up getting no worse than an invitation to the reserve list for World's Strongest Man.