Noting that “grip contests are usually done in gyms, where we are happy to have even 10–20 spectators, the IronMind Grip Classic Record Breakers will be held in Hämeen Linna Castle Park’s ‘theater-stage’ next to the Finnish Highland Games National Championships,” promoter Jyrki Rantanen told IronMind today.
Hämeen Linna park: “where the happening takes place" . . . Highland Games, a grip contest, Zumba and fun for children. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of United Strongmen™.
“The whole event is free for spectators, including child’s playful Highland Games competition and some Zumba for adults, and along with the record breakers it will be the first time in Finland, when people have the opportunity to try certify for IronMind CTD Challenge,” Rantanen said.
IronMind will provide special prizes for any national records that are broken on the Apollon’s Axle, Rolling Thunder and possibly the CoC Silver Bullet as well.
“So, if you are afraid to wear a kilt and get a hammer,” said Rantanen said, “you have some more options now.”
Last weekend, Rantanen held the latest of his IronMind Grip Classic qualifiers, which included Jaana Tanner taking a shot at a world record on the Rolling Thunder and Jarno Hyväri attempting to certify on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper—neither was successful, but they foretold big things in the works for the Finnish gripsters.
Please visit United Strongman for more details on who has qualified for the IronMind Grip Classic semi-finals so far.
Pictured (left to right) are Jarno Hyväri (left), Leena Nurminen, Jaana Tanner and Tuomo Anttilan with the tour sponsor Fitnesstukku gift cards at the IronMind Grip Classic (second Finnish qualifier) held at Bullfarm gym in Tampere, Finland last weekend. Photo courtesy of United Strongmen™.
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