Luca Ripamonti, the Italian athlete is the strongest man in the world

Luca Ripamonti, l'atleta italiano è l'uomo più forte del mondo

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SINGAPORE – Luca Ripamonti, 54-year-old Italian, is the strongest man in the world. As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes, this former bodybuilder and powerlifter, has dominated in the six extreme strength tests called Walk Farmer, Deadlift, Traction and thrust, Apollon, Log Lift and Atlas stone, really incredible tests that provide the lift or transport , in predetermined routes, of stones, logs or objects over 300 kilos with the drag of chains also very heavy ones.

Luca Ripamonti is the strongest man in the world. Italy in triumph.

Ripamonti, a gigantic 54-year-old Piedmontese, was at the top of the standings from the top, but surpassing the American Watson and the German Schmidt in an exciting final, totaling 45 points out of 60 and winning the coveted title of World Strongest Man.

Met-Rx's World's Strongest Man, the strongest man in the world, is an international heavy athletics competition held every year towards the end of September. This demonstration aims to determine the strongest human being on the planet through various tests of physical strength. The participants, selected on the basis of the results achieved in the major national and international strongman tournaments, are a maximum of 25, divided into groups of five. The first two of each group enter the final.

The sponsor of the competition is Met-Rx. For several years Scandinavian athletes have dominated the race, while in more recent years many athletes from Eastern Europe have emerged.

Since 2001 the men's competition has also been accompanied by a competition reserved for women, World's Strongest Woman, where the same tests are faced by women, but with reduced weight (source Wikipedia).

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