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SA’s weight-lifting women compete for SA’s Strongest Woman 2017 title at the Rand  Show

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In Africa, it’s not just the men who are built tough. Come and see the powerful women who prove they can do anything the boys can, in the SA’s Strongest Woman 2017 competition at the Rand Show.

The SA Strongman Union presents this national final on the opening day of the Rand Show, a competition with a prize of R5 000 and the coveted title of SA’s Strongest Woman.

In the open class (over 75 kg), contestants include Arnold qualifier winner Xena Botha, Tanya Strydom, Carla Goss, and Vallerie Sweeney, winner of the Arnold Classic 2016, and Africa’s Strongest Woman 2015 and 2016. Vallerie is also the record holder for the open-class deadlift; she can lift an incredible 190 kg.

In the under/75 kg class, contestants include Geraldine van Aswegen, who holds the record in this weight class for lifting 160 kg in the deadlift, Rochelle Reyneke who won the two recent 2017 Arnold qualifiers, and Mariaan Conry who placed third in Africa’s Strongest Woman 2016. To these contestants add Bianca Otten, Chereen Sewell, Chanel Geyser, Suzanne Rudman, Bianca van Eeden, and Melissa Roux, who is only 16 years old.

FLEX THOSE MUSCLES
Athletes will compete in six strength events on Friday 14 April, beginning at 10 am in front of the Rand Show’s Showtime Stage, before moving indoors to the Let’s Play sports experience in Hall 5.

Events for SA’s Strongest Woman 2017, open class

  • Overhead medley: keg 40 kg, dumb-bell 30 kg, log 60 kg, and axle 70 kg
  • Yolk walk: 20 m carrying 240 kg
  • Car deadlift for reps (150 kg)
  • Truck pull
  • Atlas stone for reps
  • Medley: tyre flip, farmer’s walk and tyre pull

Events for SA’s Strongest Woman 2017, under/105 kg

  • Overhead medley: keg 35 kg dumb-bell 25 kg, log 50 kg, and axle 60 kg
  • Yolk walk: 20 m carrying 200 kg
  • Car deadlift for reps (120 kg)
  • Truck pull
  • Atlas stone for reps
  • Medley: tyre flip, farmer’s walk and tyre pull

MORE FEATS OF STRENGTH
SA’s Strongest Woman kicks off a series of strength events at the Rand Show.

On 15 and 16 April 2017 at the Rand Show, the prestigious Strongman Champions League will hold a qualifier for the U/105 kg World Championship 2017 that will take place in Finland in September. Five top U/105 kg international athletes will join a number of South Africa’s strongest men to compete in this highly anticipated event.

And on the closing weekend, it’s the men’s turn at the SA’s Strongest Man final for 2017, taking place from 10 am on Saturday 22 April, and from 9 am on Sunday 23 April.

All this mightily muscled action is just part of the lineup of top-class entertainment at this year’s Rand Show. South Africa’s biggest consumer expo is the only show to offer attractions covering everything from sport, motoring, military, and science and technology, to design, animals, gardening, health and beauty, and variety shows ... there’s an entire day out for the whole family packed into each Rand Show ticket.

Visit www.randshow.co.za to find out about what’s on this year at the Rand Show.

WHEN, WHERE, HOW MUCH?
The Rand Show runs from Friday, 14 April to Sunday, 23 April 2017, from 9 am to 7 pm (last entry at 6 pm), at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (GPS – S26°14.484’ E27°58.510). There is ample secure paid parking at the venue, with visible policing.

Rand Show tickets at the gate cost R150 for adults, R50 for pensioners, R50 for 13-16 years, R20 for 6-12 years, and under six enter free. Midweek specials for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April only are R75 for adults, and R20 for 13-16 year olds. Open-air parking is R20 per car. Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket. Tickets give access to a wide variety of entertainment attractions, but exclude rides on the helicopter and monorail, drifting, bagjumping, the fun fair, and refreshments and food.

 
 

Vallerie Sweeney, winner of the Arnold Classic 2016, and Africa’s Strongest Woman 2015 and 2016, will be competing in SA’s Strongest Woman 2017, from 10 am on Friday 14 April at the Rand Show. Joburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.


Under/75 kg weight class contestant Geraldine van Aswegen holds the record for lifting 160 kg in the deadlift. She will be competing in SA’s Strongest Woman 2017, from 10 am on Friday 14 April at the Rand Show. Joburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.



Chereen Sewell is one of the athletes who’ll be competing in SA’s Strongest Woman 2017, from 10 am on Friday 14 April at the Rand Show. Joburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.