Monday, August 3

15 strongmen to battle for WHF title


KUCHING: A total of 15 strongmen of the preliminary round qualifiers will battle for the next round of the Ironman competition held in conjunction with the World Harvest Festival (WHF) 2011 at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) on May 22-30.

FULL STRENGTH: A participant pulling a Toyota Hilux during the preliminary round of the Ironman WHF at the compound of the Chinese Museum, Kuching Waterfront yesterday. — Photo by Chimon Upon

In the next round they will climb mount Santubong.

The 15 are Mohd Firdaus, Wan Azahar, Fazri Sedi, Reinto Jamal, Syed Ahmad, Amir Hanafi, Mohd Ghadafi’ Syahrul Nizam, Mustaza Zaini, Mohd Hazlamie, Rizal Jamali, Jackson Michael, Roslan Ibrahim, Jury Amirul and Khairuddin Amir.

Twenty participants competed in the preliminary round held at Kuching Waterfront yesterday.

During the preliminary round, the might of the contestant were tested by requiring them to throw 15kg gunny sack, carrying 60kg wood block, carrying water gallons and pulling car.

Winner of the Ironman WHF will walk away with RM1,000, first and second runner-up will purse RM700 and RM500 respectively.

They will also receive medals and certificate of participation.

The competition is jointly organized by the SCV and the Ministry of Social Development and Urbanisation (KPSU) with Redbull and Nestle as sponsors.

Entrance tickets are sold at RM60 for adults and RM30 for children aged 6-12.

For further information contact Arnida or Grace at 082-846108 or 082-846816.