Sudbury strongman going for gold at World’s Strongest Disabled Man contest in London

Chris Rix, 32, who will take part in the World's Strongest Disabled Man contest in London. Picture:

Chris Rix, 32, who will take part in the World's Strongest Disabled Man contest in London. Picture: KEN WATKINS - Credit: Archant

A west Suffolk man will be going for gold next month when he competes in the World’s Strongest Disabled Man competition in London.

The second placed medal Chris won at Germany's Strongest Disabled Man in July. Picture: KEN WATKINS

The second placed medal Chris won at Germany's Strongest Disabled Man in July. Picture: KEN WATKINS - Credit: Archant

Chris Rix, from Alpheton, near Sudbury, finished second in the cerebral palsy category in Germany’s Strongest Disabled Man on July 30, which earned him a place in the world event on September 3 at the Olympic Park.

Chris, who works at Tesco in Sudbury, will compete in five seated events in London – the 15 metre truck pull, viking press, axe forward hold, sandbag loading race, and atlas stones.

But the 32-year-old strongman, who only took up the sport last year, needs some help in training for the famous atlas stones event.

He said: “I can’t wait until I go to London, and I’m training hard. But I need a 50kg atlas stone to train with, does anyone have one I could borrow?

“I will do my best and I’m grateful for all the support I get.”

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