Many of the World's greatest strength athletes have competed on the International Highland Games  Federation Circuit.  There have been Olympic finalists,World Record Holders, Commonwealth Games medal winners,Guinness Book of Record entrants, physique champions, continental & national title holders, World,s Strongest Men and International legends in various sports.These have included:

 


ARGENTINA Christian Gonzalo Martinez

 

AUSTRALIA Colin Mathieson, Billy & Peter Binks, Joe Quigley, Joy Dobson, Bill Lyndon, Nathan Jones, Matt Sandford

 

AUSTRIA Manfred Hoeberl, Franz Beerbaum.

 

BULGARIA Evgeny Popov, Elle Petkova.

 

BRAZIL Jaier de Silva.

 

CANADA Dave Harrington, Dan Markovic, Harry MacDonald, Warren Trask, George Chiappa, Tom Magee, Greg Ernst, Chuck Haase, Hugo Girard, Doug MacDonald, Jossee Morneau, Greg Hadley, Joel Theissen.

 

CZECH REPUB Jaromir Nemec, Jiri Zalondek

 

DENMARK Henning Thorsen.

 

ENGLAND Geoff Capes, Mark Higgins, Mark Procter, Graham Mullins, Jamie Reeves, Adrian Smith, Paul Lupton, Russ Bradley, Bill Pittuck, Carl Sullivan, Andy Bolton, Lee Bowers, Dave Miles, Rob Dixion, Steve Brooks, Fraser Tranter, Mal Kay, Laine Snook, Beth Talbot, Scott Rider, Julie Dunckley, Mark Felix.

 

ESTONIA Karl Loobas, Valdec Susi, Jaan Kirsipuv, Paul Lepik.

 

FARO ISLANDS Regin Vagadal

 

FIJI ISLANDS Derek Boyer.

 

FINLAND Ilkka Nummisto, Markku Sounenvirta, Ilkka Kinnunen, Riku Kiri, Kori Potronen, Sami Heinonen, Pasi Paavisto, Jyrki Rantanen, Matti Uppa, Marko Patteri, Heini Koivuniemi, Pavi Pavisto

 

GERMANY Rudy Kuster, Heinz Ollesch, Omar Orloff

 

ICELAND Petur Gudmundsson, Jon Pall Sigmarsson, Magnus Ver Magnusson, Hjalti Arnason, Andres Gudmunsson, Torvi Olafsson, Sumunder Simondsson, Audunn Jonsson-Kobore, H.Hafnssen, Silvi Fanner, Gudmundur Omar Sigurdson, Kjarten Gudbjartsson, Bjorgon Palifson Gudbrander.

 

IRELAND Glen Ross, Emma James.

 

ITALY Sabastian Abbatiello.

 

JAPAN Michael Abdullah.

 

LATVIA Raimonds Bergmanis

 

LITHUANIA Arvydas Svegsda, A.Pintinas.

 

NAMIBIA Anton Boucher

 

NETHERLANDS Tjalling Van Den Bosch, Ab Wolders, Ted Van Der Parre, Huub Van Eck, Mark Daalmeier, Siem Wulfse, T.Tuunter, Berend Veneberg, Wout Zilstra, Jarno Hammas, Gorrit Vischer.

 

NEW ZEALAND Colin Cox, Pat Hellier, Matt Rossiter, Steve Barry, Scott Green.

 

NIGERIA Chris Okonkwo, Ironbar Bassey.

 

NORWAY Sweinung Tangsted, Od Heugan, Svend Karlson.

 

POLAND Jaroslav Dymek, Sabastian Wenta.

 

SAMOA Joe Onosai

 

SCOTLAND Bill Anderson MBE, Grant Anderson, George Patience, Francis Brebner, Chris Black, Gordon Martin, Alistair Gunn, Kevin Thom, Eric Irivne, Forbes Cowan, Jamie Barr, Stepen King, Mark MacDonaild, Lawrie & Colin Bryce, Douglas & Gregor Edmunds, Iain Murry, Brian Bell, Derek Norrie, Davie Sharp, Lee Maxwell, Stuart Murry, Pauline Richards, Gorden Smith, Bruce & Stepen Aitken, Alex Paterson, Jakie Young, Mark Hunter, Walter Wier, Malcom Nimmo, Bruce Robb.

 

SOUTH AFRICA Gerrit Badenhorst, Wanye Price.

 

SPAIN Julio Jiminez

 

SWEDEN Magnus Samuelsson, Kim Wahlstrom.

 

UKRAINE Kyrylo Chuprynin 

 

U.S.A.. Fred Vaugan, Keith Tice, John Sells, Bill Dunn, Tom Carmichal, Tom Johnstone, Jim McGoldrick, Bill Kazmaier, Paul Ferency, Ben Plucknett, Phil Martin, Carl Braun, Ryan Vierra, Robert Troupe, Karl Doge, Grizzly Brown, Iron Bear Collins, Cindy Morrison, Shannon Hartnett, O.D.Wilson, Terry Brennan, Gary Mitchell, Mark Philllipi, Jim & Kurt Pauli, Pete Hoyt, Steve Pulcinella, Art McDermott, Jeff Bain, Daivd Brown, Donald Stewart, Terry Brennan, James Parman, Harrison Bailey 3, David Barron, Mike Smith, Jill Mills, Larry Brock, Ken Lowther, Chris Rusher, Sean Betz.

 

 

 

WEST INDIES Basil Francis

 

WALES Gary Taylor, Mark Webster, Christian Clay.



This list is not exhaustive. No other Highland Games organization has approached this representation.





SPECIAL HONOURS

Russ Murphy of Elbert,Colorado,USA did the first full caber toss of the new millennium at seconds past midnight in Wiapu, New Zealand, the first nation on which the sun rises. He then flew to Hawaii going back over the dateline and did the LAST caber toss of 1999 and of that millennium.

Francis Brebner (Scotland) and Doug Mac Donald (Canada) tossed cabers simultaneously a second before midnight Sec. 1999 and the cabers landed on the 1st Jan 2000. The World Heavy Events Championship followed that day Waipu and was the first such event in the new millennium.

 

 


V.I.P,s & GUESTS OF HONOUR AT OUR GAMES

Prince Edward at our Commonwealth Highland Games. Princess Alexandra & Right Hon. Angus Ogilvie at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Chi Chibu, sister of Emperor Hirohito in Tokyo, Duke of Atholl (Patron) Lord and Lady Aberdeen in Australia. Sir Billy Sneddon, Australia's Speaker in Parliament in Australia. Hon. Dick Haner,Premier,Victoria and Prime Minister of Australia. Minister of Sport, Nigeria. Foregin Minister of Ireland. Stage,television and sporting personalities including Mark McManus (Taggart), Diana Rigg(Avengers ), Hazel Irvine, Andy Cameron, Bill McCue, opera singer, Jimmy Saville, Arnold Schwarzennegger, Tom and Jack Alexander, Terry Butcher, international soccer star, Gladiatiors-Cobra,Rocket, Wolf, Barbarian, Hawk, Lord Provosts, Mayours and Conveners of Various cities, regions and districts.




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