The Weighted Chin-Up Open is an international competition held at Otahalli in Espoo, Finland, on June 11, 2016. The competition has four categories: Men 70 kilos, Men 90 kilos, Men +90 kilos and Women (open weight class).
Each category features ten competitors: top five of the video qualification by competitors outside Finland + top five of the corresponding weight categories of the 2016 Finnish Weighted Chin-Up Championships.
10.00 - 11.00: Weigh-in
11.30 - 12.00: Opening of the meet and a quick re-cap of the rules
• Group I: Men's 70 kg + Women
• Prize giving ceremony
• Group II: Men's 90 kg + Men's + 90 kg
• Prize giving ceremony
The competition is organised by the Finnish Chin-Up Association and Helsingin Yliopiston Voimailijat.
Tietoa kilpailusta Suomeksi / Information in Finnish.
The winner of each category receives a cash prize of 500 €. Other prizes will be announced soon.
See the video for an example of a weighted chin-up performance.
1) At the Down Position, the competitor hangs from the bar with the elbow joints fully extended (locked).
2) After the signal given by the judge, the competitor may start the upward motion and use all his/her power and skill to get to the Up Position. There are no restrictions to the movement of the legs or the pelvis during the upward motion.
3) At the Up Position, the competitor must pass the bar with the tip of his/her chin both vertically and horizontally (when viewed from the side).
The competitor holds the bar using either the supinated grip (palms facing backward) or the pronated grip (palms facing forward). The width of the grip can be decided by the competitor within the limits of the bar (120 cm).
Each competitor has three attempts. The competition order is decided by the weight attempted: the competitor who attempts the lightest weight starts each round and the competitor who attempts the biggest weight ends each round. The competitor announces his/her next round added weight after each attempt. In rounds two and three, the added weight must be equal or greater than in the previous round. The smallest addition is one kilogram.
If two or more competitors get the same result, the heavier competitor wins.
The weight of the belt (3 kilos) is included in the result.
All competitors are subject to doping control by the Finnish Antidoping Agency FINADA.
For full rules, please click here.
1) HARRI KANGAS
Finland 86,0 NR
2) TEEMU SIVONEN
3) ARTO IMMONEN
4) TSOTNE PUTKARADZE
1) MARIO JURONEN
Finland 96,0 NR
2) MIIKKA LOHIMÄKI
3) KONSTA KOIVURANTA
4) MARKO MÄKINEN
5) TORNIKE MZHAVIA
1) TIMO LAUTTAMUS
2) KIMMO KOSTIANDER
3) TUOMAS KURONEN
4) JANI HEIKKALA
1) JOHANNA TUPAMÄKI
Finland 43,0 NR
2) NOORA KÄRKKÄINEN
3) HELI HEIKKINEN
4) KATARINA NORDBERG
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