Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||145 kg (320 lb)|
|Title||7 times Strongest Man of the Netherlands|
Jarno Hams (born 1974) is a strongman from the Netherlands. He participated in the World's Strongest Man in 2002 and 2003, but failed to qualify for the finals both times. Hams is a 7-time winner of Strongest Man of the Netherlands.
Hams was born in Hengelo, Overijssel to a Dutch father and Finnish mother and grew up in Vroomshoop. One of his greatest hobbies is soccer; he played 19 years for the local soccer club VV Vroomshoopse Boys.
The first strongman contest he competed in was the 'Sterkste man van Oost-Nederland' (Strongest Man of East Netherlands) in 1996 where he finished third. After this he followed some training lessons from Berend Veneberg, then the Strongest Man of the Netherlands.
He managed his first podium finish at the Strongest Man of the Netherlands in 1999 where he finished third. In 2001 he placed second behind Wout Zijlstra. It would take him until 2004 to finally win the tournament for the first time.
Hams competed in the IFSA Strongman World Championships in 2005 in the qualifying heats, and 2007 where he placed 12th in the finals.
Due to an injury he could not defend his title during the Strongest Man of the Netherlands 2009 on July 12 in Vroomshoop. Hams would go on to win Strongest Man of the Netherlands in 2010 and 2012.
Jarno's brother Eric Hams has also competed in Strongest Man of the Netherlands on several occasions.
Hams competes regularly in the Strongman Champions League series, achieving a podium finish in 2011 in the Canary Islands and in the Netherlands in 2012. In the 2012 SCL Holland event, Jarno set a new Dutch record in the log lift with a lift of 182.5 kg.
- Squat - 340 kg
- Deadlift - 380 kg (320 x 7)
- Bench press – 180 kg x 7
- Military press - 210 kg (national record)
- Log Lift - 185 kg (former national record, together with Alex Moonen, November 4, 2012)
- Atlas Stones - 210 kg
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2004)
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2005)
- 1st place World's Strongest Team, with Edwin Hakvoort (2006)
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2006)
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2007)
- 12th place World Championship (IFSA) (2007)
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2008)
- Qualifying heat World's Strongest Man 2002 and 2003.
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2010)
- 1st place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2012)
- 4th place Strongest Man of the Netherlands (2014)
- 1st place Strongest Team of the Netherlands (2015) with his younger brother Eric Hams
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