“Kote,” as he is affectionately known to his friends, has something in common with many strongmen, particularly those from Britain, in that he used to play rugby. However, his size and strength quickly led to an invite from his national federation in Georgia to try strength athletics and rugby’s loss became strongman’s gain.
In 2016, Janashia surprised many with his 4th place finish at the World's Strongest Man finals in Kasane, Botswana. Since then he has continued to place well in competitions around the world and possesses not only the stature, but the all-round power to be counted as a serious contender in any event. A 440kg max deadlift at World's Strongest Man and a comfortable 200kg log at Europe’s Strongest Man 2018 illustrate this perfectly.
The giant Georgian is also the owner of some of the freakiest trapezius muscles of any athlete on the planet. His strongman career trajectory looks extremly promising and a major competition victory is surely just around the corner.