21 avril 2019

Bressuire, France : 12 champions for one IHGF World title

 They come from 11countries and they will compete in Bressuire, France for the tithe of IHGF amateur World Champion. The 12 high-flyers: Svavar SIGURSTEINSSON, from Iceland Jamie GUNN from Scotland Glenn NYS from Belgium Tibor KISS from Hungary Simeon BRUEGGER from Switzerland Joe POCOCK from Canada Skylar ARNESON from the USA Yrjo HAMALAINEN from Finland Stefan SOLITSCH from Germany Johan LONGHURST from the Netherlands Fabien PATHENEY and Maxime BILLEAUD from France The 2019 IHGF amateur Worlds will take place on... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2019

Bressuire castle, what a showcase for the IHGF Worlds

Hugues ENOND loves the Bressuire castle that will host the IHGF amateur Worlds on June 15 and 16 with the best throwers of the moment. What a line-up! And his fantastic photos of the Bressuire castle really prove it. What a showcase for international Highland Games with throwers from all over the world! No wonder most of the international throwers enjoy coming to Bressuire, France! For them, the place is definitely in the Top 3 of all the venues in the world of Highland Games. Bressuire-the-Scot It looks like Scotland but the... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2019

Saint Patrick in Bressuire, France: celebrations in green and blue

For many years now visitors to the Highland Games in Bressuire have been delighted  by the young dancers of Scoil Rince Mobhi, a school of dance situated in Glasnevin in the northern suburbs of Dublin. Well aware of their enormous potential, the Bressuire Leixlip Twinning has invited Scoil Rince Mobhi to come to Bressuire and celebrate St Patrick's Day with the people of Bressuire and the surrounding area. 20 dancers and 5 musicians on stage Accompanied by 5 musicians, and under the expert direction of Aedin Uí... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2018

Telethon in Bressuire, France: 128 cabers tossed for a good cause

Yellow was the colour in France last Saturday.Of course, most people immediately think about the "yellow vests" demonstrating all over France. A caber-toss for the yellow scarfs But the volunteers of AFM Telethon wearing "yellow scarfs" also did their best to collect about 69 million euros for a generous cause: the fight against myopathy. And most cities or villages in France organised activities to collect funds. That was the case in Bressuire where Highland Games, France staged a caber-toss at the castle where Highland Games take... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2018

IHGF Lightweight Worlds: and the winner is Scott FARR...

Want to know about the IHGF / SAAA lightweight World Championship? This is a competition for throwers under 200 pounds or 91 kilos... They have just taken place in the USA, three weeks after the European Championships in Luzarches France (Just one click to have more) They were held in Mountain Home, Idaho on October 20 and 21 Of course the twelve best highflyers coming from Highland Games nations were there, including a young Frenchman from Luzarches, Wesley VERGER. But with such a line-up, he lacked experience and finished 11th ... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

The line-up for the IHGF amateur Worlds in Bressuire, France

The line-up for the 2019 IHGF amateur Worlds is now official. It will take place on June 15 and 16, 2019 in Bressuire, France. And, as usual, the competition will be held in the city's most beautiful showcase: its old castle. The twelve international throwers There is no real surprise and the competitors will be: Svavar SIGURSTEINSSON, from Iceland, Jamie GUNN from Scotland, Glenn NYS from Belgium, Tibor KISS from Hungary, Simon BRUGER from Switzerland, Joe POCOCK from Canada, Cory SUMMERS from the USA, Yrjo HAMALAINEN from... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2018

Hammer throw in Luzarches: Bottoms up for Sandro Lusicic

Sandro LUSICIC from Germany has become the new lightweight European vice-champion in Luzarches, France. And you know why he is easily noticed in a group of competitors? First because he wears heart-spangled pink socks. That's why he is proud to show them and to show his spikes to the photographer before starting his hammer throw. But there is more to make him really noticeable during a competition. Just try to wonder what he is going to do when he is in the cage before throwing the hammer! Your French blogger-speaker gives you... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2018

Lightweights in Luzarches : the European title for S. DUMITRICA

He had won the lightweight world championship in 2016. He has just become the new IHGF lightweight European Champion in Luzarches, France. That's a new title for Stefan DUMITRICA from Roumania. On the victory stand: 1- Stefan DUMITRICA, Roumania, 15 poits 2- Sando LUSICIC, Germany, 17 points 3- Enrico REISS, Germany, 32 points It must be noticed that the young Frenchman Wesley VERGER finished 7th, which is very encouraging for his future. Women: a landslide victory for Stéphanie FREY In the women's competition with nine... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2018

W.O.B: Guess what is going to happen to Vlad Tulacek...

Il you are a Highland Games fan, you certainly know Vlad Tulacek, one of the best throwers in the world. Maybe you also had the priviledge to see him throw and break field records last year in Bressuire, France (photo) W.O.B: Weight and see Just click on this link and guess what has happened to him... https://www.facebook.com/Vladislav.Tulacek/videos/2223157724380737/   Just play the first few seconds and then pause. Now, imagine what's going to happen to Vlad Tulacek during this attempt on 17 feet at W.O.B. Ready. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2018

Fefor, Norway: an IHGF show of Strength for Men and Women

For Francis BREBNER's International Highland Games Federation, strength is for both men and women as you can see on the photo Last week-end in Fefor, Norway, there was no discrimination 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... [Lire la suite]
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