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    To be the strongest

    Fadhil Yunus

    Strongman athlete Muhammad Waiz bin Haji Daud left yesterday to take part in the Persatuan Orang Kuat Seluruh Indonesia (POKSI) Independence Main Games competition at Decathlon Pondok Indah in Jakarta.

    The 23-year-old local athlete is scheduled to take part in the Open Pro category tomorrow.

    Muhammad Waiz in an interview with the Bulletin said, “One of the strongman athletes in Indonesia made a post through Instagram around May that they’re hosting a strongman competition that is open for international athletes in August, so I asked if Brunei athletes can join the competition.

    “They replied yes,” he said. “Insya Allah, I will do my very best to win.”

    In preparing for the competition, Muhammad Waiz said he trained at a number of gyms across the country. The athlete is supported by Dynamic Sports, Beastmode Nutrition, Iron Street Gym, Muscle Factory and Army Gym.

    Muhammad Waiz bin Haji Daud and supporters at the Brunei International Airport. PHOTO: WAIZ DAUD

    Billed as the biggest Strongman event in Southeast Asia, it is held in conjunction with Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day.

    Several categories including the under 80kg, under-90kg and 105kg and Open Pro categories will be contested.

    Participating athletes will need to complete challenges such as truck pulling, car frame deadlift, log press repetitions, overhead medley, farmer walk.

    The weigh-in session will be held today from 10am to 1pm and tomorrow from 9am to 9.45am, said the organisers.

    Organised by POKSI and Gorilla Gym Indonesia, the meet will see athletes from Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

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