Congrats to Sweden's strong women!

When the World Championship in arm wrestling came to a close in Kazakhstan, ten Swedish ladies showed off twelve medals of different kinds: four golds, seven silvers and one bronze. Heidi Andersson from Ensamheten in Lapland took her ninth World Championship gold medal (in right-armed arm wrestling). Sarah Bäckman took gold in a lighter weight class. The Swedes each beat a Russian in their respective finals, and they both took silver in left-armed arm wrestling. Pirjo Lauteri and Maria Wester also took gold medals.

"We're a small country with strong people," said Andreas Johansson, vice chairman of Svensk Armsport in an interview with Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.