Sport | Ngāpuhi

Jason Wynyard claims 7th world title at Stihl Timbersports World Champs

Woodchopper, Jason Wynyard (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, Tainui) has claimed his seventh world title, after taking out the Single Competition at the recent Stihl Timbersports World Championships in Poland.

Wynyard once again showed why he is the best in the world and took the lead at an early stage, beating a total of 12 contestants.  Christophe Geissler from Switzerland came in at second place, while Brayden Meyer of Australia took home the bronze medal.

New Zealand contestants also stood out in the team contest.  The Kiwis finished second after a thrilling race against Australia, who set a new world record of 47.22 seconds.

According to Polish media, this extreme sport attracted more than 5,000 spectators in a sold-out arena in Poznan.

Last year, Jason Wynyard and son Tai Wynyard made history at the annual Māori Sports Awards ceremony.  For the very first time, they were the joint winners of the Māori Sportsperson of the Year Award.

Both are up again for awards at this year's Māori Sports Awards, which is being held at Tūrangawaewae Marae on November 28.