For Francis BREBNER's International Highland Games Federation, strength is for both men and women as you can see on the photo
Beauties and the Beasts
While 12 men from 12 nations competed for the title of IHGF amateur World champion, there was a "Stones Strenght World Challenge" for eight women coming from all over the World.
They had their own show of strength and they all proved they were strong enough to lift, carry or throw very heavy stones.
And the winner was Liefia INGALLS from the USA...
Their names: from left to right, Liefia INGALLS, USA ; Sandra BRADLEY, Germany ; Lindsay ACETO, USA ; Adriana GERMANY, Roumania ; Anna HARJAPAA, Sweden ; Vanessza DAVID, Hungary ; Emmajane SMITH, Scotland ; Kikki BERLI-JOHNSEN, Norway and, of course, Francis BREBNER the speaker.
Ladies first, of course!
But it must also be noticed that the men's competition in Fefor, Norway was particularly interesting with most of the best amateur throwers of the World.
The line-up for the IHGF amateur World Championship
Johan LONGHURST, Holland ; Stefan DUMITRICA, Roumania ; Fabien PATHENEY, France ; Svavar SIGURSTEINSSON, Iceland ; Yrjo HAMALAINEN, Finland ; Glenn NYS,Belgium ; Austin STZAJADOUCHER, Canada ; Jamie GUNN, Scotland ; Phillip FRIEDEMANN, Germany; Kyle LILLIE, USA ; Joe POCOCK , Canada ; Tibor KISS , Hungary
Want to know the results? Here there are...
Photos: Fabien PATHENEY et Maxime REGNIEZ
Text: Alain CADU, blogger-speaker of the Bressuire Highland Games