09 juin 2015

EXCLUSIVE: The 12 champions, records and personnal bests

Want to know all the World, World championship and Bressuire records at a glance?A click is just enough: Records_29_03_2015 Want to see what the 12 throwers in competition for the IHGF Worlds  look like? A slideshow for the twelve champions Want to discover their portrait, their personnal bests and their achievements? Just have a look at this homemade slideshow first ... ...and, then, discover the twelve champions in alphabetical order from B for BOUMA to W for WENTA: Peter Karst BOUMA from Holland, Matt DOCHERTY... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2015

Scoop: Jono Mc Farlane interviewé par Molière

Le collège Molière de Bouillé-Loretz vient de réaliser un joli scoop avec l'interview, en anglais of course, du néo-zélandais Jono MacFarlane juste avant son départ pour Bressuire.Bravo aux jeunes collégiens qui participent à l'opération une classe, un champion dans le cadre du partenariat entre l'AJEF et douze classe du département baptisée Highland scolaires! Le blog est heureux de poster cette interview par mail in-extenso avant la photo attendue de leur rencontre durant les Highland Games scolaires jeudi et vendredi au château. ... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2015

"Entertainment galore": A poem for the Games

A few years ago a meeting took place When San Francisco and Bressuire came face to face; Which of these cities would have the honour to host The World Championship of the Games that we cherish the most?   In spite of having such a formidable foe, Bressuire was chosen as you all know; 'Tis true the castle venue is a hard one to beat - Over past years it has witnessed many a feat. Hammer, stone and caber have been hurled, thrown and tossed, Some have garnered medals, others, alas, have lost; But... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2015

From Track and Field to Highland Games

UPDATE Many of the Heavies you saw in Bressuire for the 2015 IHGF Worlds just started their career in "olympic" events and come from track and field. Scott RIDER , for example, was a shotput champion, Matt DOHERTY was a hammer-thrower and Robert FAZEKAS a top-ranked discus-thrower. And this is just the same for many others...Never mind! It's just history the other way round! 1- From the Highland Games to the Olympic Games It just proves Pierre de Coubertin, the creator of the modern Olympics in 1896, was kind of visionary when... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2015

" Ready, steady, throw!" for Bressuire schoolchildren, too

Young schoolchildren in the Bressuire area are getting ready for their own Highland Games that will take place two days before the IHGF World Championship. And about 100 of them have just practised before this competition they are all looking forward to. The kids' Highland Games will be open to the 12 classes in the Deux-Sèvres département who are matched with one of the 12 champions, thanks to the "one class, one champion" programme. These activities were supervised last Friday by teachers, parents and members of the Bressuire... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2015

All the records: how many will tumble in Bressuire?

With such a fantastic line-up for the IHGF Worlds, records will tumble in Bressuire.That's for sure!So it's essential to know the 12 champions' personnal bests. The blog gives you all the information you need for each of them on the menu: Just click on Champions That's why it's essential to have all the records in mind World records, World championships records and Bressuire records: that's for you... It will help you enjoy the first Worlds in France   ALL THE OFFICIAL PROFESSIONAL WORLD RECORDS Source: IHGF ... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2015

The 12 Champions: 12- Scott RIDER from bobsleigh to caber

His first name is quite a paradox. RIDER is Scott but he is also English. And, according to his passion for the Highland Games, we can imagine he comes from Scot(t)land! But Scott RIDER, the English champion with a Scottish Christian name, feels French when he is in Bressuire (photo in 2010 with Craig SINCLAIR from Scotland)Certainly because he is one of Bressuire's favorite sons. A thrower and a coachAs a thrower and as a coach for the French Bockers, he has already had  several opportunities to come to our city.That's why... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2015

Hammers and pipers in Bressuire: a giant ten pin bowling alley

You can't imagine Highland Games without pipers.Whether they take place in Bressuire, France or anywhere else in the world! But have you ever noticed that when the hammer throwers start throwing, the pipers are no longer piping? In fact, they are nowhere to be seen having run for cover up to the castle forecourt. How can we explain such behaviour on the part of those whose ancestors in days of yore used to boldly lead Scottish armies into battle against their English foe, bagpiping the Scots to victory as the English fled in... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2015

The 12 Champions 11- Robert FAZEKAS from discus to caber

Robert FAZEKAS will represent Hungary at the IHGF Worlds in Bressuire, France. Even if he became the IHGF amateur World champion two years ago in Germany, most people just know him as a discus-thrower with impressive results and also problems with drug-testsRobert Fazekas: His ups and downs2002: European champion2003: Vice World champion in Paris2004: disqualified after his gold medal at the Olympics in Athens2008: Finished eighth at the Olympic Games in Beijing2010: Bronze medal at the European Championship in Barcelona2012:... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2015

Two chieftains for the IHGF Shield in Bressuire

Jean-Louis COPPET, the man in charge of the World Championships in Bressuire has just given the names of the chieftains for the Bressuire Worlds on June 13 and 14 Francis BREBNER, the president of the IHGF Franck FERRAND, a radio and TV host in France. With them, the Highland Games will celebrate sport and history.From caber-tosser to chieftain Francis BREBNER, as everybody knows, is a seven-times caber-tossing world champion and he has always been involved in Highland Games. He knows Bressuire, its church tower, Jean-Louis... [Lire la suite]