writes Shane Fenton
The Scottish Highland Games Association have ratified the 56lb Weight over the Bar World record set at this years Inveraray Highland Games by Lukasz Wenta who launched the weight to a height of 17' 3''.
This is the icing on the cake for Lukasz who has enjoyed his best ever season on the circuit. He won the SHGA World Championship at Loch Lomond and was victorious in both the season long SHGA and Grampian Glenfiddich leagues. The latter for the first time.
The previous Weight over the Bar record of 17' 1.5'' was set 12 years ago at Loch Lomond Highland Games by Ukranian Kirol Chuprinine.
The last Scot to hold this record was the legendary Bill Anderson, his record throw of 15' 7'' set in 1970 stood for 12 years before being broken by Geoff Capes in 1982 with a throw of 16' 9''.
1969: 15' 3' by BILL ANDERSON, Scotland at Lochearnhead Highland Games.
1970:15' 7'' by BILL ANDERSON,Scotland at Lochearnhead Highland Games & Meadowbank.
1982: 16' 9'' by GEOFF CAPES, England at Tomintoul Highland Games.
1999: 16' 10'' by MATT SANDFORD, Australia at Perth Highland Games & Halkirk Highland Games.
2002: 16' 10.5'' by MATT SANDFORD, Australia at Dingwall Highland Games.
2005: 17' 1.5'' by KIROL CHUPRININE,Ukraine at Loch Lomond Highland Games.
2017: 17' 3'' by LUKASZ WENTA, Poland/Scotland at Inveraray Highland Games.
Published: 2017-11-10 21:30:53