He won the World's Strongest Man contest twice, successfully made the transition to acting, and now, in a huge move in the strongman world, Jouko Ahola has become President of World Strongman Cup.
Back to the future: Two-time World's Strongest Man winner Jouko Ahola is the new President of the World Strongman Cup. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
Martin Muhr, Manager of World Strongmancup, told IronMind® today, "We are on the way to the top . . . I will give the top guys a chance to compete and the best news is Jouko Ahola is now the new President of World Strongman Cup."
Ahola's new position gives further traction to World Strongman Cup, which firmly established itself in the strongman world last year.
Muhr said that World Strongman Cup is planning "eight competitions around the world" this year, and the first will be in Gran Canaria on April 6, with a start list of competitors that shows the drawing power of this strongman series:
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