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Ab Wolders (born June 10, 1951) is a former strongman and world champion Powerlifter from the Netherlands. He was runner-up at the World's Strongest Man competition on two occasions, placing second to Jón Páll Sigmarsson in 1984 and to Jamie Reeves in 1989. He finished 3rd at the World's Strongest Man games in 1986, 4th in 1988, 1st at Europe's Strongest Man in 1987 and was twice Strongest man of the Netherlands.[3] Ab won the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in 1984 in the 125 kg category.

Ab Wolders
Albertus Wolders

(1951-06-10) June 10, 1951 (age 68)
Other names"The World's fastest Strongman"
OccupationStrongman, Powerlifting
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
ChildrenAlbert and Robert-Jan
Competition record
Representing  Netherlands
World's Strongest Man
2nd 1984 World's Strongest Man
3rd 1986 World's Strongest Man
4th 1988 World's Strongest Man
2nd 1989 World's Strongest Man
Europe's Strongest Man
1st 1987
Strongest man of the Netherlands
1st 1984
1st 1985
2nd 1989 tie w/Ted van der Parre
World Muscle Power Championships
3rd 1989
Pure Strength
3rd 1988 w/Tjalling van den Bosch
4th 1989 w/Tjalling van den Bosch
World Strongman Challenge
2nd 1987
Representing  Netherlands
IPF World Powerlifting Championships[1]
3rd 1982 125kg
2nd 1983 110kg
1st 1984 125kg
1st 2012 -120kg (masters)
EPF European Powerlifting Championships[2]
2nd 1982 125kg
2nd 1983 125kg
1st 1984 125kg

Wolders started competing again at an older age. In 2012 and 2014 he became world champion powerlifting, Masters III.

Wolders competed at 6'0" (183 cm) and approximately 276 lb (125 kg) during his strongman career.



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