Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

New records made by Slovak strongmen – and strong-women

COMPETITIONS comparing the strength are popular  –  and sometimes even bring records. In mid October, the competition in Levice brought about a new record: strongman František Piros of Galanta beat his own Slovak record in lifting a burden above his head in a standing position.  

Strongman 2015 Levice - the record by František Piros (Source: Courtesy of Slovenské rekordy)

On October 18 in Levice, he lifted 175 kilograms – 9 kg more than the record of 166 kg from 2001. Piros made the attempt under supervision of a commissioner and received a certificate from the Book of Slovak Records, Igor Svítok – author of the book – informed the TASR newswire.

The Levice contest saw, for the first time in Slovakia, non-traditional power related disciplines of mixed couples (a man and a woman) taking place, Svítok said. He added that these disciplines included pulling a towing vehicle weighing 7.5 tonnes; joint overturning of a tire weighing 400 kilograms; joint carrying of suitcases of 115 kilograms for men and 50 kilograms for women; Lifting a concrete ball, men 135 kg, women 35 kg.

Audiences must have been satisfied, as true champions participated in this competition, including Igor Petrík, the strongest Slovak of the years 2014 and 2015, and Branislav Golier, 6 time strongest Slovak and bearer of the Slovak record in turning a concrete ball weighing 10 kg around his head, as well as others. 

 

Top stories

Problematic highway stretch, Turany-Hubová, will go via Korbeľka tunnel

This variant is more environmentally friendly compared with the surface variant originally planned.

Landslide during construction of the highway near Šútovo in 2013.

Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby

Promising young athletes often do not have the chance to bring their talent to the next level due to lack of funds.

Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Adient technology centre announces major growth phase

It is looking for product designers, engineers and test technicians.

Designing new components in Adient in Trenčín.