How much did Geoff Capes lift?

How much did Geoff Capes lift?

After school he worked as a coalman and an agricultural labourer, being able to load twenty tons of potatoes in twenty minutes. He joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1970, and remained in the police for ten years.

Was Geoff Capes Worlds Strongest Man?

Sigmarsson won once again in 1986 with Geoff coming second. Geoff Capes regained his Britain’s Strongest Man title in 1981 and again in 1983. Aside from the World’s Strongest Man, Geoff also won Europe’s Strongest Man on three occasions, in London (1980), Amsterdam (1982) and Marken (1984).

Did Geoff Capes keep budgies?

His father kept budgerigars at the family home in Lincolnshire, close to where Capes still lives. Capes junior got his first birds at the age of 19 when he was a rookie policeman. He now has over 200 birds and so he doesn’t have much room in the shed for his 27 stone frame to move about.

Did Geoff Capes win WSM?

Former shot-put champion Geoff Capes, now 66, became Britain’s most capped athlete before retiring in 1980. Afterwards, he turned professional and competed around the world on the Highland Games’ circuit, won the World’s Strongest Man competition in 1983 and 1985 and competed in the TV series Superstars.

How old is Geoff Capes now?

72 years (August 23, 1949)
Geoff Capes/Age

Where did Geoff Capes come from?

Holbeach, United Kingdom
Geoff Capes/Place of birth

Why are you alive if you can’t deadlift?

A famous quote, “There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do deadlift.” was shouted by Jón Páll when he won the deadlift event at this contest with a strongman world record lift of 523 kg (1,153 lb) off a rectangular handled bar from knee height. At the 1988 World’s Strongest Man the two rivals clashed again.

What was the best lift Geoff Capes ever did?

Geoff Capes: The best lifts were Squat 840lbs, Bench Press 300kg, Deadlift 18ins 1000lb but as I was an athlete/strong man I did many shot training disciplines in the weight room that helped me to compete against stronger opponents.

When was Geoff Capes the Worlds Strongest Man?

Geoff Capes competing in Worlds Strongest Man When you were the Worlds Strongest Man could you give us an indication of what amounts of weights you were lifting in the gym, i.e for the Squat , Deadlift, Bench Press.

When did Geoff Capes become a professional athlete?

Capes turned fully professional in 1980, the Olympics in Moscow being his last event as an amateur athlete. He had already begun to make a name as a strongman having won the inaugural Britain’s Strongest Man in 1979. In that competition he beat Bill Anderson, the World Highland Games champion into second place.

What did Jon Paul do to Geoff Capes?

Geoff Capes: Jon Paul was a great athlete all round but not a great thrower. I would beat him in a mixed event ie Highland games events and strong man events and there were many a story best kept untold, but we had many words whilst competing against each other.