Strongman 'Popeye' reveals A380 plane challenge for Expo 2020 Dubai

Strongman 'Popeye' reveals A380 plane challenge for Expo 2020 Dubai
Published: 27 June 2019 - 11:30 a.m.

A Hungarian strongman has revealed plans to pull an Airbus A380 aircraft with his teeth as part of a show at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Zsolt Sinka, known as Popeye, who has lived in Dubai since 2016, said he wants to warm up for the challenge by first pulling a Boeing 777.

Sinka, 38, said: “My plan is to set several new Guinness World Records here in Dubai. First, I want to try and pull a Boeing 777 with my teeth. Then, next year, during the Dubai 2020 World Expo, I want to pull an Airbus A380. I think it will be a good promotion during the Expo.

"After that, I will try and set a new car-pulling record – maybe six to eight cars. Then maybe, I work with RTA and pull a big bus. I also have plans to stage a show on the Burj Al Arab helipad – I want to block two motorbikes with my teeth. That will be a great show, a great spectacle.”

Sinka has already pulled a 180-seater Airbus A320 with his teeth, dragging the 50-ton aircraft for 39.2 metres in 52 seconds at Budapest airport.

The multi-talented Sinka, who played football before switching to power sports, also dragged a 90-ton A300 cargo plane across 26 metres at the same airport.

He has also pulled an 80-ton train with his teeth and has broken more than 35 records of strength and bodybuilding over the past decade.

After success in football, taekwondo and judo, Sinko ventured into powerlifting, where he won the world championship twice. He is also a four-time bench press world champion.

“Then, I wanted to try something new so in 2010, I decided to pull two fire trucks – not with my teeth, but full body. Gradually I started pulling cars and trains with my teeth and after doing it every month, I decided to pull a 50-ton plane in 2013.”

During those years of breaking strength records, Sinka had a chance to visit Dubai for a motor show and said he instantly fell in love with the city.

Three years ago, Sinka – who cleans his teeth four or five times a day - decided to pack his bags and leave his home country and take up residence in Dubai with his family.

Source: Arabian Business

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