Raimonds Bergmanis

Raimonds Bergmanis
Born July 25, 1966
(age 45)
Occupation Strongman Olympic weightlifting
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 140 kilograms (310 lb)
Competition record
Competitor for Latvia
World's Strongest Man
7th 1996
5th 1997
Qualified 2001
3rd 2002
5th 2003
4th 2004
World Strongman Challenge
2nd 2003
Arnold Strongman Classic
5th 2002
3rd 2003
3rd 2004
8th 2006
IFSA Strongman World Championships
5th 2005
World Muscle Power Championships
1st 1997
2nd 1998
2nd 1999

Raimonds Bergmanis (born July 25, 1966 in Pļaviņas, Aizkraukle) is a fomer Olympic weightlifting champion and retired strongman competitor from Latvia.

Bergmanis has reached the finals in the World's Strongest Man contest several times, finishing 3rd in 2002, and 4th in 2003 and 2004. Raimonds also competed in the 2001 contest, but was eliminated in the qualifying heats. Raimonds won the World Muscle Power Championships in 1997. He has also competed in the Arnold's Strongest Man Contest; his best result was a third place in the 2003 competition.

Bergmanis is part of the Latvian Olympic Weightlifting team, and has set 21 Latvian records. He is a three-time Olympian (1992, 1996 and 2000). In 1992 he carried the Latvian flag at the opening ceremony.


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