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Dhanni and Shauna Moar. Photos: Jen Stout

A BROTHER and sister have been named Shetland’s strongest man and woman.

Dhanni Moar once again picked up the title at an event in Lerwick on Saturday (31 July).

And his sister Shauna Moar reigned supreme in the inaugural Shetland’s strongest woman event.

Meanwhile Jonathan Manson won in the men’s novice section.

The main men’s winners, from left to right: Dhanni Moar, Luke Cromwell and Calum Elder. Photo: Jen Stout

The event was organised by the Scalloway based Shetland Weight Training Club and it was held behind closed doors due to Covid-19.

It came after last year’s contest was cancelled as a result of the pandemic.

In the main men’s event Moar was first with 28 points, Luke Cromwell finished second with 24 and Orcadian Calum Elder took bronze with 15 points.

For the men’s novices, Manson bagged 57 points, Gary Irvine secured 52 and a half and Péter Fazekas was a close third with 52.

Saturday’s event also saw a dedicated women’s competition for the first time.

A total of eight competitors took part in a tight contest.

Moar won with 38 points, and in second was Meghan Henry with 32 – while Ashley Young came third with 28.

Shetland Weight Training Club’s Stuart Moar said he was pleased to see so many new entrants this year – as well as the introduction of the women’s category.

The women’s winners, from left to right: Shauna Moar, Meghan Henry and Ashley Young. Photo: Jen Stout

“Shetland Weight Training Club were delighted to be able to go ahead with our Shetland’s strongest man competition this year after being unable to host it last year,” he said.

“This year we saw the addition of Shetland’s strongest woman which has been a huge success and something we will be looking to continue to do.

“It was fantastic to see so many new faces again this year and the feedback from all the competitors has been amazing, everybody supporting one another the whole day and that’s what it’s all about.

“We were delighted to welcome Calum Elder from Orkney to compete this year and after our social media posts from the weekend we have already had requests from the mainland for competitors to travel up next year.”

In the men’s novices Jonathan Manson (left), Gary Irvine (centre) and Péter Fazekas (right) picked up prizes. Photo: Jen Stout.
All of the competitors after a hard day’s work. Photo: Jen Stout