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Ondřej Fojtů

Date of birth 22/12/2001 Country Czech Republic Height 1.83m Weight 140kg
About Ondřej Fojtů

Life
From Brno in the Czech Republic, Ondřej Fojtů, also known as Ondra, is a talented and fast-
improving Strongman who at just 22 looks to have a big future in the sport. Making his Giants Live
debut at last season’s World Tour Finals, he is already renowned for his incredible overhead pressing
ability and holds the U23 World Record with a 206.1kg/454lb Log Lift.
Ondra trained as an engineer, and when he isn’t putting in his hours at the gym, he earns a living
designing children’s playgrounds. He is not one of the largest strongmen currently competing but
combines tremendous static strength with speed and athleticism. He also owns a cat named Gigi!

Career
Ondra’s journey into strongman came after a successful career in handball, where he played at a
national level. He has made tremendously fast progress in his new pursuit and made his first big
impression on the sport during an extremely successful 2023 season. In May, he finished 2 nd at the
Czech Strongest Man contest, losing out by just 2-points to Lukáš Pepř. Ondra was 9.5-points clear of
the rest of the field.
In August, he claimed 3rd place at the Official Strongman European Championships in London, which
was good enough to earn him an invitation to make his Giants Live debut at the World Tour Finals in
Glasgow. He finished a highly respectable 7 th , in what was an absolutely stacked line-up, and had a
best event placing of 5 th , which came in the Sandbag Steeplechase.
Rounding off the 2023 season, Ondra was able to place 4 th place at the Official Strongman Games in
Charleston, West Virginia. Just three points shy of the podium, he was able to win the Load & Drag
event, and finish 3-points behind Nathan Goltry, in 3 rd , and 9-points shy of the overall winner Marcus
Crowder.

Best Title
At London’s ExCel, Ondra was able to take a podium place at the Official Strongman European
Championships back in August 2023. With an event win in the Log Lift and a second place in the
Super Yoke, he was challenging for the title after taking 3 rd in the Deadlift Ladder. Fourth Place
finishes in both the Shield Walk and Power Stairs saw him lose touch with the leader Oskar

Ziólkowski of Poland who went on to claim victory. Ondra was eventually pipped for 2 nd place by
Adam Roszkowski.

Competition Results
2023 Official Strongman Games: 4 th place
2023 World Tour Finals: 7 th Place
2023 Official Strongman European Championships: 3 rd Place
2023 Czech Republic’s Strongest Man: 2 nd Place

Best Lifts
Competition Lifts
Log Lift: 206.1kg/454lb
Deadlift: 360kg/794lb
Training Lifts
Deadlift: 400kg/882lb
Axle Press: 190kg/419lb
Dumbbell Press: 120kg/265lb
Bench Press: 260kg/573lb

Present Day
Ondra looks set to become a Giants Live regular and will get the chance to prove his talents, once
again, at Europe’s Strongest Man. With a 206kg Log Lift, at just 22-years of age, he will no doubt
have his eyes on challenging Iron Biby’s 230kg world record in the not too distant future!

Media
Fojtů’s performance at last season’s World Tour Finals were televised on Channel 5 during the
festive period and his Europe’s Strongest Man showing from this season will be aired at the same
time this year.

Videos of Ondřej Fojtů

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This ending is 1 in 1000.000! Europe’s Strongest Man 2024

This ending is 1 in 1000.000! Europe’s Strongest Man 2024
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Head to head DEADLIFT BATTLE | Europe’s Strongest Man 2024

Head to head DEADLIFT BATTLE | Europe’s Strongest Man 2024
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Did we just witness the most impressive WORLD RECORD of all time?

Did we just witness the most impressive WORLD RECORD of all time?
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Conan’s Wheel pushes Strongmen to the LIMIT!

Conan’s Wheel pushes Strongmen to the LIMIT!