Jimmy Paquet

Canadian newcomer Jimmy Paquet makes his first appearance at World’s Strongest Man after just five years of training. The 24-year-old began training at 19 alongside fellow four-time WSM finalist JF Caron. Since then he’s been an active competitor, performing in competitions on average 20 times a year.

Paquet’s biggest achievement in his strongman career is finishing 2nd in Canada’s Strongest Man 2016. This year he’s looking forward to making it through the heats in WSM and showing off his squatting prowess. He says he’s rarely beaten in the squats and in the loading race.

Paquet’s advice for anyone considering strongman training is “Get ready to work hard and to go through pain… a lot of pain.”