AUSTRALIA’S latest sporting champion – Beechworth strongman Rahn Deuis – will be in contention for a world title if he can secure community support to travel to Norway in November.
The 30-year-old prison officer last weekend was placed second in Australasia’s most powerful man competition at Wiseman’s Ferry north-west of Sydney.
As a result, Deuis has qualified for the world’s strongest man under 90-kilogram titles to be held in Spydeberg, Norway, on November 28-29.
He had previously competed in only two events – this year’s Australian amateur strongman and Victoria’s log-lift championships, both of which he won.
But he’s not sure that he’ll make it to the home of world strongman competition without help.
Friend and trainer Aten Weston, a Beechworth stonemason, said that Deuis and his partner Kayla had recently become parents to a son, Murphy.