Tjalling van den Bosch

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Tjalling "Charlie" van den Bosch
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Born (1958-06-28) June 28, 1958 (age 64)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Occupation Strongman Powerlifter Highland Games
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Tjalling van den Bosch (born June 28, 1958 in Achlum) or "Charlie" as he was often called, is a former competitive Dutch powerlifter, strongman, and Highland Games athlete. He competed only once in World's Strongest Man in 1990 finishing 7th, however, he was scheduled to compete in 1989 but had to withdraw due to an injury. Tjalling won the Strongest man of the Netherlands contest in 1989. [1]

Tjalling studied psychology in Finland and has been training professional soccer players, speed skaters, track and field athletes and cyclists. His mental approach is also popular with companies, which have invited him to give inspirational talks. Tjalling is also a popular TV and movie personality in the Netherlands. He has appeared as a host on a game show for 3+12 years. His most famous movie being Bullseye! with Roger Moore and Michael Caine. [2]

Tjalling was founder of an organization called Pure Strength, which held events in 1987-1990. Tjalling also loves to play a game that demands the most from his mind, Draughts, he even ranks in the top 100 in the world. [3]

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