Jarno Hams

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Jarno Hams
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Born 1974
Netherlands Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Residence Netherlands
Occupation Strongman
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight 145 kg (320 lb)[1]
Title 7 times Strongest Man of the Netherlands
Competition record
Strongman
Representing  Netherlands
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2002 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2003 World's Strongest Man
IFSA Strongman World Championships
Qualified 2005 IFSA Strongman World Championships
10th 2007 IFSA Strongman World Championships
Strongman Champions League
9th 2009 Finland
10th 2009 Netherlands
10th 2010 Netherlands
10th 2011 SCL Iceman Challenge II
10th 2011 Germany
3rd 2011 Canary Islands
9th 2012 SCL Iceman Challenge III
3rd 2012 Netherlands
5th 2012 Portugal
Strongest Man of the Netherlands
3rd 1999 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
2nd 2001 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
3rd 2002 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
2nd 2003 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2004 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2005 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2006 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2007 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2008 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2010 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
1st 2012 Strongest Man of the Netherlands
World's Strongest Team
3rd 2001 w/Wout Zijlstra
1st 2006 w/Edwin Hakvoort

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.

Early life[edit]

Hams was born in Hengelo, Overijssel to a Dutch father and Finnish mother and grew up in Vroomshoop.[2] One of his greatest hobbies is soccer; he played 19 years for the local soccer club VV Vroomshoopse Boys.[2]

Strongman[edit]

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.[2]

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.

He was invited to the 2002 World's Strongest Man and 2003 World's Strongest Man competitions but did not manage to get past the qualifying heats.

Hams competed together with Wout Zijlstra in the World's Strongest Team competition in 2001 where they finished third. In 2006 he would go on to win the contest with Edwin Hakvoort.

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.[3] Hams would go on to win Strongest Man of the Netherlands in 2010 and 2012.[4]

Jarno's brother Eric Hams has also competed in Strongest Man of the Netherlands on several occasions.[5]

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.

Jarno won his 7th Strongest Man of the Netherlands title on July 18, 2012. This win ties him with Berend Veneberg for most victories in the contest.

Personal life[edit]

Jarno worked as a truck driver and as a doorman for a discothèque in Hengelo.[2]

Personal records[edit]

Source[6]

Honours[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "realdutchpowe.nl". Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "jarnohams.nl". Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  3. ^ "deltafm.nl". Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  4. ^ "realdutchpower.nl". Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ "realdutchpowe.nl, Results 2010". Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ "jarnohams.nl Personal record". Retrieved 2010-09-03. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Peter Baltus
Simon Sulaiman
Jan Wagenaar
Strongest Man of the Netherlands
2004-2008
2010
2012
Succeeded by
Simon Sulaiman
Jan Wagenaar
Jitse Kramer