SCL Holland is in the books. Zydrunas showed up for his first competition of the year…and won. It was a tight race and a great precursor to this weekend’s Europe’s Strongest Man contest. It was also one of the heaviest Champions League contest to date that even surprised a few of the regulars.
At one point, it got heavier. Zydrunas was second to last up in the truck pull. The whistle blew and off he went. But his start was surprisingly slow and he was struggling to get and keep the truck moving. Finally, Dutchie Jarno Hams (who was unable to compete due to injury) ran out and stopped the pull. Turns out the truck operator accidentally had the truck in reverse. IN REVERSE! And Zydrunas just kept pulling. THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a champion.
When told that he could go again after Krzysztof Radzikowki, he nodded and went to sit and wait. No screaming; no temper tantrum; no throwing things at the judges or cussing them out. He just went and got ready to go again.
THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a champion.
As I said, this weekend is Europe’s Strongest Man in Leeds. We want to wish everyone strong showings and hope for new World Records. Our friend Loz has worked hard to recover from a very intense hamstring injury to get ready for Saturday and we’ll be cheering for him from this side of the pond. Go get ’em Loz!!!
Everyday we should hear at least one little song, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe