Sean O'Hagan (strongman)

Sean O'Hagan (born 1990) is an Irish professional strongman. At 6 ft 11.5 in (2.12 m), he is the tallest active professional strongman and among the tallest in history. His weight of around 200 kg (440 lb) also makes him one of the heaviest strongmen around.

Sean O'Hagan
Personal information
NationalityIrish
Born1990 (age 30–31)
Banbridge, County Down[1]
Height6 ft 11.5 in (212 cm)[1]
Weight194 kg (428 lb)[1]

Early lifeEdit

O'Hagan comes from the small village of Loughbrickland in County Down.[2] He played Gaelic football until age 16, mostly as a full forward as his height made him an aerial target. He began weight lifting when he was 20.[1]

Strongman careerEdit

O'Hagan's first major success was becoming Ulster's Strongman Man in 2014, aged 24, the competition's youngest winner to date.[2] He won Ireland's Strongest Man in 2015.[1]

In 2016, O'Hagan began competing in international strongman competition, finishing 31st in the Strongman world rankings. In 2017, he qualified for the Strongman Champions League World Finals in Mexico. After 18 competitions in various locations across the globe, with his best finish being 4th, he finished 9th in the world final overall, and jumped to 20th strongest man in the world rankings with 71 points.

O'Hagan won the 2020 World's Strongest Viking competition in Fefor, Norway.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Meet Ireland's Strongest Man: The 'Freak of Nature' (26) is nearly 7ft and weighs in at 30 stone". The Independent.
  2. ^ a b Sean O'Hagan: Living large with Ulster's strongest man BBC News
  3. ^ Sean O’Hagan Wins World’s Strongest Viking Strongman Champions League