David Walsh

Date of Birth

13/12/1986

Location

Wiltshire

Sport

Disabled Strongman

Achievements

2nd Strongest Disabled Man 2020
Britain’s Disabled Strongman Champion 2020
3rd Britain’s Strongest Disabled Man x 2
Wales Strongest Novice 2013

Bio

I started weight training whilst in the Army around 2008,not really having a clue what I was doing! I left the Army in 2010 (after 8 years service) and it wasn’t long before I signed up for my first Strongman contest. From that first contest I was hooked! I loved everything about Strongman from training to competing. I was competing in competitions all across the UK at a good level, qualifying for Britain’s Strongest Man in my federation! However in 2014 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis! I’ve had a number of symptoms from spasms to mobility issues to hand issues! I have Secondary Progressive MS meaning my MS will never get better just progressively worse. I have multiple permanent scars on my spine due to previous MS attacks! I suffer now with mobility issues so I need to use a wheelchair or other mobile aids but often get some other symptoms, which can vary from my hand cramping up to me loosing my speech! This was a huge blow to me as I knew I wouldn’t be able to compete in Strongman anymore…. or so I thought!! 

Not satisfied with stepping away from Strongman, in 2016 I stumbled across Disabled Strongman! It wasn’t long before my first disabled contest which was the South’s of England’s Strongest Adaptive Man where I placed 1st and got a World Record in the Seated Deadlift. A few months after, I competed in my first Britain’s Strongest Disabled Man and placed 3rd. I then took some time away from the sport to focus on health issues.


I came back in 2019 and placed third again and was invited to the Worlds Strongest Disabled Man 2019, but this contest was in Canada, which was a lot to factor in, in such a short amount of time. 


In December 2020 I placed 2nd in the Worlds Strongest Disabled Man and came first in Britain! 
Basically….. I used to be a standing Strongman, now I am a sitting Strongman, but I am still a Strongman! 

Competition History

Swindon Strongest Novice 2012

Watford Strongest Novice 2012 

Body Power Strongest Novice 2013 

Wales Strongest Novice 2013 – 1st Place

Bristol’s Strongest Man Open 2013

Trojans Strongest Man 2014 

Britain’s Strongest Natural Man 2014

South’s Strongest Adaptive Man 2016 – 1st Place

Britain’s Strongest Disabled Man 2016 – 3rd Place

Britain’s Strongest Disabled Man 2019 – 3rd Place 

World’s Strongest Disabled Man 2020 – 2nd Place 

GOALS

To become the Worlds Strongest Disabled Man and break some world records along the way! I also want to show just because you are disabled it doesn’t have to stop you achieving your dreams! 

Who Inspires You?

Ronnie Coleman, I love the way he did what he wanted … the way he wanted… and his only regret in life was only squatting 2 reps at 800lbs and not 4 reps!

 

Michael Jordan, because he’s the greatest athlete of all time from any sport! 

What Motivates You?

I get motivated by the people who see the disability before the person, I may be disabled but that doesn’t mean I am un-abled! 

Favourite Tune to Train To?

I love training to 90s/00s rap, anything from Eminem to DMX and everting in between.

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