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Meet Africa's most powerful man. Setting a new record (watch)

Cheick "Iron Biby" Sanou (Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou) is a powerful guy from the Burkina Faso city of Bobo-Dioulasso. He is the World Log Lift Champion in 2018 and 2019, and he owns the Guinness World Record for the most overhead presses (per person) in a minute.


Cheick Sanou was born in Burkina Faso and was bullied at school as a large child. He was given the nickname "Biby" at a young age. Sprinting, gymnastics, and basketball were among his early passions. He began weightlifting at the age of 17 while attending college in Moncton, Canada.


Biby joined and won his first powerlifting competition at the age of 21 in 2013. He said that his nickname evolved to "Iron Biby" after his strongman victories.


SSE Hydro, Glasgow, 18 September 2021, world record holder, 229kg log lift.

At the age of 22, he won the World Powerlifting Championship (junior class) in both bench press (217.5 kg) and deadlift (307.5 kg).


4th Place in the 2017 Giants Live World Tour Finals in Manchester

Personal Best 2018: 213 kg Log Lift African Record

1st Position 2018 World Log Lift Championships (213 kg)

1st Place, log lift, Europe Strongest Man 2019 3rd Place, Ultimate Strongman Junior World Championships (220 kg)

In the Giants Live World Tour Finals Manchester 2019, tied for 5th position.

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