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1980 World's Strongest Man

The 1980 World's Strongest Man was the fourth edition of World's Strongest Man and was won by Bill Kazmaier from the United States. It was his first title after finishing third the previous year. Lars Hedlund from Sweden finished second after finishing second the previous year, and Geoff Capes from the United Kingdom finished third. Defending champion Don Reinhoudt withdrew from the competition due to injury; this would be his final World's Strongest Man.

1980 World's Strongest Man
Host cityUnited States Vernon, New Jersey, United States
WinnerUnited States Bill Kazmaier
Nations participating5 (final)
Athletes participating10 (final)

The contest was held in the United States for the fourth consecutive year, at the Vernon Valley/Great Gorge Resort in Vernon, New Jersey.[1]

Contents

EventsEdit

There were a total of 10 different events used in the competition:

  • Overhead Log lift (wooden log) – Winner Bill Kazmaier & Lars Hedlund 346lbs
  • Weight toss (56lbs weight over bar throw) – Winner Bishop Dolegiewicz 17 feet
  • Truck pull (16200lbs truck pull over 100foot course in heats) – Winner Cleve Dean
  • Engine race (800lbs over 150feet uphill course) – Winner Bill Kazmaier in 14:40sec
  • Steel bar bend – Winner Bill Kazmaier (only one that finished bending the two ends 5inch together)
  • Fridge Carry (420lbs fridge over 100foot uphill course) – Winner Geoff Capes in 10:72sec
  • Girl Lift (Squat on a smith machine with Playboy Girls on top) – Winner Bill Kazmaier 934lbs
  • Silver Dollar Deadlift (18" off the floor with straps allowed) Winner Bill Kazmaier 956lbs
  • Battery hold – Winner Jerry Hannan
  • tug of war (between the four best competitors) – Winner Bill Kazmaier

Final resultsEdit

The American Bill Kazmaier dominated the competition by winning 6 events, getting two second places, one third and one fourth place: He tied for first in the Log lift, together with Lars Hedlund. He won the engine race, the steel bar bend, the Girl Squat lift, the Sivel Dollar Deadlift and the final tug of war. He came in second in the weight toss and the fridge Carry. He took third in the battery hold and got fourth in the truck pull.

#[1] Name[1] Nationality[1] Log Lift 56lb Toss Truck Pull Engine Race Refrigerator Race Bar Bend Girl Lift Deadlift Battery Hold Tug of War Pts[1]
1 Bill Kazmaier   United States 9.5 9 7 10 9 10 10 10 8 20 102.5
2 Lars Hedlund   Sweden 9.5 6 6 8 8 8 9 7.5 7 5 74
3 Geoff Capes   United Kingdom 5.5 8 8 9 10 9 4 3 3 10 69.5
4 Bishop Dolegiewicz   Canada 5.5 10 4 7 7 6 6.5 5 5 0 56
5 Jerry Hannan   United States 7.5 7 1 1 2 3 6.5 7.5 10 - 45.5
6 Larry Kidney   United States 3.5 4 5 4 3 2 8 9 6 - 44.5
7 Superstar Billy Graham   United States 2 3 2 3 4 5 4 5 9 - 37
8 Gerard Du Prie   Netherlands 3.5 1 3 5 6 4 4 5 4 - 35.5
9 Cleve Dean   United States 1 2 10 2 5 7 2 2 2 - 33
10 Don Reinhoudt   United States 7.5 5 9 6 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS - 27.5 (injured)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "theworldsstrongestman.com". Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-16.

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