Some of the World’s strongest are sitting on airplanes right now on their way to China for the WSM 2013 contest that begins on Saturday. The communication coming out of China can be a bit spotty so those in the know have been making use of their last few hours of the Facebook. What we know so far…
Loz already misses Liz (they’re pretty much the cutest); Lauren Hollands forgot her electric fag so look out to those around her (she’s hilarious, I really would love to go for drinks with her); most of the Americans were on the same flight…hopefully not next to each other; due to Visa struggles this year so far, we’re just hoping Misha is on a plane; Callie Marunde Best has packed more shoes than clothes; Rob Oberst’s wife is joining him thanks to the (odd) generosity of donors; and the eerie silence coming out of Lithuania sets the tone for how Z approaches this contest. Heh.
The groups are set, some have arrived and bets can be placed. The qualification round kicks off on Saturday with the Super Yoke (good for Loz) and ends Tuesday with the Atlas Stones. Of course we have our favorites and will be paying close to Marunde-Muscle and Sugden Barbell forums for updates. I’m partial to Sugden because I read it in their British accents. Word.
Best of luck to all of the competitors, hopefully PR’s and intact tendons are plentiful.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.