Canada’s official national sports are lacrosse and hockey, but perhaps we should give an honourable mention to another national pastime.
Let’s show some love for lumberjack competitions.
Vancouver’s Stirling Hart can lay claim to being a world champion after defeating the world’s best logger sports athletes over the weekend. Hart won the Stihl Timbersports Champions Trophy at a competition held in Marseille, France in what is regarded as the sport’s toughest competition.
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Hart went head-to-head and beat the defending champion, Jason Wynard of New Zealand, in four consecutive disciplines – stock saw, underhand chop, single buck, and standing block chop.
“I’m a lumberjack, and that’s okay,” said Hart. “I sleep all night and I work all day.”
Here’s what he actually said:
“What an amazing setting for this to happen. It is a real honour to finally win this, I was so close last year.”
Hart finished in second place in this competition one year ago, so it felt extra sweet to take home the crown in 2018.