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This years Scottish Heavy events champion is Sebastien Wenta from Poland, the former World's strongest man runner-up was in sparkling form at Crieff Highland Games where he recorded three wins in the 22lb hammer, 56lb weight over the bar and 28lb weight for distance.
Despite there being no home grown Scot's in the line up the Championship was well contested, Londoner Scott Rider got off to a great start with wins in both the 16lb and 22lb Shot Putt events.
Australian Aaron Neighbour who is enjoying a good season on the games circuit then took the 16lb hammer before Sebastien took over with his three straight wins.
The competition was rounded off with Ukranian Kiril Chuprinine winning the Caber contest to the delight of the large crowd.
On the running track Matthew Turner from Campbelltown showed impressive form to land a treble with wins in the 800, 1600 and 3200 metres handicaps.
Starting from the backmark in all three races.


The £250 prize in the 90 metres handicap which had a good entry of eight heats  went to Jonothon Farrell. Clydesdale who edged home in a photo finish from Colin Bruce,Selkirk and Hawick's Davy Rae.
The latter had to settle for a minor berth again in the 200 metres where Amy Clancy, Peebles won in good fashion with Rae this time second.
Scott Robertson looks nailed on to be this years SHGA Athlete of the Year, following two wins at Ballater on the Thursday Scott recorded victory in the 400 metres and has now broke through the 100 points mark in the 400/800 league table.
There was some good races in the youth events, Dylan Ali from Hawick won the 90 metres and was delighted to receive his prize from Chieftain Allan Wells, in the 200 Craig Bell came from the backmark to take victory and stay in the hunt to challenge for the youths points league in events up to 400 metres, he is now only 9 points behind leader Douglas Paul DWF.
Shona Collins, Moorfoot won her first ever race on the games circuit with victory in the 800 metres ahead of Iain Horsburgh,Lothian RC and Aiden Thomson,Pitreavie AC.
Fifers dominated the cycle events, Craig Hardie,Dalgety Bay took the opening 800 metres before Glenrothes duo Tim Allan and Kevin Barclay went on to win the three other races on the card, Allan landed a double with victory in both the 1600 and 3200 metres handicaps with Barclay taking the concluding Deil tak the Hindmost.
Elgin who currently lead the SHGA league claimed victory in the Invitation Tug o War competition.
by Shane Fenton

Published: 2009-08-17 12:59:15