BillKazmaier-1982

The Worlds Strongest Man Classics – Bill Kazmaier, Sumo Wrestle supremo

CATEGORIES: WSM Archive. | | by Rob Pratt

World’s Strongest Man Hall of Fame entrant Bill Kazmaier shows his incredible strength and endurance in the 1982 competition and becoming the Sumo Wrestling ‘supremo’ at Magic Mountain, California.

Firstly up against Kazmaier was USA contender Dave Waddington, who had been training for twelve months to in the run up to the sumo dead-match. Kazmaier with brute strength forced Waddington out of the ring as he tumbled to the ground in 13 seconds resulting in Waddington to come 7th overall in the competition.

Next up was USA’s John Gamble in the semi-final; it took just 4 seconds for Kazmaier to triumph to victory smashing Gamble to the floor. A result which secured his title of 1982 World’s Strongest Man with 92 points an astonishing 13 points above second place contestant, Canada’s Tom Magee, making the 1982 Kazmaier’s 3rd World’s Strongest Man title.

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