13 mars 2015

The 12 Champions : 6- Dan Mc KIM, USA

In his long message to the blogger, Dan Mc KIM, the 2011 and 2013 World Champion explains why he has become one of the best throwers in the world. And we can see the American World Champion is a real professionnal. This is true for his business and his performances. But also for his communication... "Daniel McKim has always had a knack for throwing things – what started out as throwing fits and pity parties, has turned into throwing heavy things. As a 15-time Track and Field National Qualifier and All-American at Northwest... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2015

World records and Bressuire records: everything you must know

Here is the official list of the Professional World Records according to the IHGF, the International Highland Games Federation. It has been updated by the blog after Dan Mc KIM (photo) broke his two world records last June at the Utah Highland Games .The new record-holder for both light and heavy hammer will be one of the Heavies to watch during the World Championships. Breaking records: another challengeThe blog also gives you all the Bressuire records.With such a line-up, most of them should be broken.This will be another... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

The 12 "Champions" : 5- Jimmy Van de WALLE, Belgium

Between Jimmy VAN de WALLE and the French blog, it's an old story... Of course, his victory in Bressuire was celebrated at the end of the amateur European Championship in 2013.And Jimmy was very pleased to answer the speaker's questions.But the story had begun in 2011 after the Luzarches Highland Games with a strange paradox: Jimmy won the competition with no victory in any of the eight events. And the blogger had pulled his leg and made jokes about "the Poulidor syndrome" (always second)Just remember what had been written at... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

IHGF Worlds: a Bockie tour to promote the Games

Bockie, the Highland Games mascot, is a star in Bressuire where he has just been interviewed by the blogger.For the first IHGF Worlds in France, the French Highland Games committee and its chairman Jean-Louis COPPET have chosen a caber-tossing Bockie to promote the World Championships.The bill designed by Philippe GAUFFRETEAU focuses on this event with a caber from Scotland falling straight into the Bressuire Château. After the bill, the sculpture...But the French symbol is now more than a picture for stickers, leaflets and... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

The 12 Champions 4- Matt DOHERTY, Canada

The Canadian Matthew DOHERTY will have no real problem with his French when he comes to Bressuire for the Worlds. Of course, his résumé is in English but the champion born in Quebec has added a short message in French to the Bressuire blogger: "Allo, Alain Matthew Doherty, 30 ans, Enseignant à Antigonish, Nouvelle Écosse J'ai aussi pratiqué l'athlétisme, l'haltérophilie, le judo, le badminton, le squash, le volleyball. Je voudrais me classifié sur le podium pour les championnats de Bressuire." It proves the Antigonish... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2015

The 12 Champions : 3- Sinclair PATIENCE, Scotland

No Highland Games without Scots! This will be twice true in Bressuire.Sinclair PATIENCE will be one of their two representatives at the Castle. And he will be ready for the year's most important event: the IHGFworld championship in Bressuire.Sinclair perfectly knows that Patience and time run through the longest day. Like Scott RIDER, he comes from Track and Field.When he was younger, he became a Scottish Champion in Discus and Shot Put. But he also used his weight and his strength to be a prop in semi-pro rugby competitions. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2015

The 12 Champions : 2- Sebastian WENTA, the Strongman

All the spectators of the Bressuire Highland Games in 2013 do remember Sebastian WENTA.And all of them are really delighted to see him again at the château for the IHGF Worlds in June. A Strongman and a ThrowerEverybody was impressed by his performances on June 8, 9 2013,  both as a Highland Games thrower and as a strongman.Just click on his WENTA tag to remember his exceptionnal Games two years ago (articles in English and in French).At that time he had impressed everybody. Specially during the truck-pulling event where it... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2015

The 12 Champions: 1- Matt VINCENT, USA

The Highland Games blog has already posted the line-up of the International Highland Games Federation World Championship in Bressuire.Now it's time to introduce the 12 high-flyers who will compete in the fantastic setting of the castle in Bressuire.First on the list is Matthew VINCENT.The  6'-280 Ibs American Hercules, will be one of the favorites for the IHGF Worlds Championships on June 13, 14. It's obvious his Highland Games victories are quite remarkable 2011: 1st place at IHGF Amateur World Championships #1... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2015

The Bressuire IHGF Worlds at school : one champion, one class

Bressuire, France will have the priviledge to host the IHGF Highland Games Worlds with the crème de la crème of international throwers. And for this historic first, the Highland Games go to school... Since September 2014, twelve French classes within forty miles of Bressuire have been working more particularly on Scotland and on the Highland Games. They are all fifth-graders and sixth-graders, aged nine to twelve. And they all have the opportunity to discover the Celtic World in their own school.The champions, the history of the... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2015

Bressuire-the-Scot: the 2007 Highland Games in video

Oldies but Goldies: Imagine what the IHGF Worlds in Bressuire will be like! So just watch this video of the third Games in Bressuire: The year: 2007 The place: the castle, as usual The cast: some of the best throwers of the moment including Ryan VIERRA and Gregor EDMUNDS, two world champions. And also Bruce AITKEN from Scotland who will get this title at the end of the season.And, of course: the pipe-bands, the Bressuire choir for a French version of "Scotland the Brave", the dancers, the army of volunteers and the enthousiastic... [Lire la suite]
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