Tarmo Mitt won the Open Belshina Belarus Cup 2011 in Gomel, Belarus—WSF World founder Vlad Redkin reported to IronMind—as part of a larger strength festival, Bizon 2011.
Mas wrestling, a traditional Yakut sport, was introduced into the strongman program at the WSF World Cup Belshina Belarus Cup. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of WSF.
Redkin said that 20 athletes were invited and the field was whittled down to four competitors for the finals.
The events were:
• Axle Overhead (140 kg for reps)
• Tire Flip (320 kg x 8 flips)
• Sandbag carry (100 kg for distance)
• Rolling Thunder (maximum)
• Axle Deadlift
• Dumbbell (73-kg for reps)
• Mas wrestling
The last event was new to strongman and it’s a traditional Yakut test of strength that involves two competitors sitting opposite each other with their feet planted against a board. The object is to pull the stick from your competitor’s hands or to pull your competitor over the board.
Here are the final places and points:
|1.||Tarmo Mitt (Estonia)||27.0|
|2.||Nikolaj Krasotkin (Russia)||15.0|
|3.||Vostan Gevarkjan (Armenia)||14.5|
|4.||Alex Lapirov (Belarus||13.5|