Russian strongman, Elbrus Nigmatullin has managed to set a new world record by pulling a country cottage weighing 30 tons off its foundation and carrying it for 3 meters.
Russia’s strongest man, Elbrus, 41, from Chelyabinsk in the Urals, managed the feat on Tuesday in front of a cheering crowd. The two storey wooden house was setup specially for the occasion. To help the athlete the custom house was placed on pipes and a special rail track to create manoeuvrability. Elbrus Nigmatullin has held the title of Russia’s Strongest Man four times in the past.
His next attempt is to move a ship weighing 1.5 tons with the help of his fellow Russian strongman Jamshid Ismatilaevym. There seems to be many other ‘strongmen’ in Russia besides President Putin.
Supported by a cheering crowd, the 180cm tall power lifter on Tuesday managed to pull the real two-story country house off its foundation.
Especially build for the competition, the wooden cottage took five days, dozens of workers and construction equipment to erect and set on a custom foundation. The 30 ton structure with furniture inside was placed on pipes while a special “railroad” was set up for the convenience of the athlete. Nigmatullin using, all his strength and 130kg weight, dragged the cottage for some three meters.
“When I first approached this house, I was only 30 percent sure that I could make something happen. But when the eyes are afraid, the legs keep on going,” Nigmatullin said after becoming the first person in the world to move a standing country cottage.
The strongman now plans to head to Feodosia, where he will join an athlete from Crimea, Jamshid Ismatilaevym, in an attempt to pull a ship weighing some 1.5 tons.
Strength athletics, more generally known as strongman competitions, is a sport which tests competitors’ strength in a variety of different ways. The typical equipment used in each event are “everyday” objects that the general public can relate to such as cars, barrels, refrigerators, boats and trains.
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