Arnold Classic Asia Strongman competitors pulled a truck today as they warm up for the Multi-Sport Festival which is less than two weeks away. Attempting the superhuman feat for the first time ever, Santina Philips (25) and Gary Manwaring (43) successfully pulled over 8 tons of a Scania Euro 6 R450 truck for a 10 metre stretch with Arnold (in cardboard form) in tow.
The pair, co-owners of Ursus Fitness Hong Kong’s first Strongman gym in Hong Kong, will join competitors from around the world to compete in the Amateur Strongman competitions on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August at Arnold Classic Asia. Ursus will be running the Amateur Strongman competitions which include tests of strength such as tyre flips, deadlifts and attempting to defy the very same Scania truck pulled today. The Amateur Strongman competition runs alongside the Professional Strongman competition, on Saturday 20 August, which will see the world’s strongest men and women muscle it out for the title of Arnold Classic Asia Strongman Champion. Don’t miss one of the world’s greatest ever strongman competitor Zydrunas “Big Z” Savickas attempt to break his own world record of 228kg in the log lift.
“It’s so exciting to be part of the very first Strongman competition in Hong Kong, when we heard Arnold Classic was coming to Asia we just had to be involved. I’ve been training and competing in Strongman competitions for a few years now and I love the power, endurance and mental strength that it takes – it really proves that women can be as strong as men,” says Santina Philips, Strongman competitor and Co-Owner of Ursus Fitness.
An initiative of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival is the first of its kind in the region and is a celebration of sports, fitness and health that brings families, professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts together from 19-21 August at the AsiaWorld Expo.
“Arnold Classic Asia is set to surprise, excite and inspire. During the festival, Hong Kongers will see amazing acts of strength and skill like we’ve seen here today. Arnold is an advocate for testing endurance and pushing yourself to your limits and there is no better example of achieving the seemingly impossible than our Strongman competitions. Catch more jaw-dropping action and the world’s strongest men and women at the Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival on 20 and 21 August and the IFBB Pro Show on 21 August. You won’t believe it until you see it,” says Richard Petty, Chairman of Arnold Classic Asia.
Tickets for the Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival and Arnold Classic International Federation of Body Builders (IFBB) Pro Show are available here: http://arnoldclassicasia.com/buy-ticket.