Finnish former competitive strongman who dominated his European competition in the 90's, winning the European Hercules contest each year from 1990 to 1993. He was also named Europe's Strongest Man each year from 1995 to 1997.
He was born in Kotka, Finland and began his athletic career as a power lifter.
He finished in the top three in the World's Strongest Man competition in 1993, 1994 and 1996. He is regarded by many as one of the most talented strongmen to have never won the world title.
His niece is fitness competitor Connie Garner, who won the title of Miss World Fitness in 2000.
He and Geoff Capes both won the World Strongman Challenge in the 80's.