2022 Giants Reside Strongman Vintage Occasions Launched

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The 2022 Giants Reside Strongman Vintage will happen on July 9, 2022, on the Royal Albert Corridor in London, England. On April 28, 2022, the Giants Reside group were given forward of the sport and launched the agenda of 5 occasions for the esteemed strongman pageant. Right here’s what this yr’s one-day fixture will characteristic:

2022 Giants Reside Strongman Vintage Occasions

  • Dumbbell Medley
  • The Pillars of Hercules
  • Farmer’s Raise for Distance
  • Axle Deadlift
  • Fort Stones

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2022 Giants Reside Strongman Vintage Lineup

The 2020 Global Most powerful’s Guy Champion (WSM) and 2022 Europe’s Most powerful Guy (ESM) Champion, Oleksii Novikov, enters the 2022 Strongman Vintage because the reigning winner. Evan Singleton, Chieck “Iron Biby” Sanou, and a number of alternative contenders will attempt to supplant Novikov in London.

Right here’s the whole checklist of anticipated athletes for the contest:

  • Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine) — Protecting Champion
  • Evan Singleton (United States)
  • Paul Smith (United Kingdom)
  • Chieck Sanou (Burkina Faso)
  • Ken McClelland (United States)
  • Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
  • Rob Kearney (United States)
  • Andy Black (United Kingdom)
  • Mark Felix (United Kingdom)
  • Spenser Remick (United States)
  • Adam Bishop (United Kingdom)
  • Unannounced wild card

2022 Giants Reside Strongman Vintage Match Rundown

Underneath is a preview of every tournament for the contest and what the respective athletes can be expecting.

Dumbbell Medley

The Dumbbell Medley used to be now not an tournament on the 2021 Strongman Vintage. That mentioned, up to the opposite strongman will veritably put their perfect foot ahead, the development must want Novikov. The Ukrainian athlete possesses the heavy dumbbell press for reps global report. With 100-kilogram (220-pound) dumbbells, he notched a staggering 11 reps in 75 seconds on the 2020 Global Final Strongman “Feats of Power” sequence.

Novikov used to be additionally the one competitor to effectively elevate all 5 dumbbells throughout the Cyr Dumbbell Ladder on the 2021 Rogue Invitational. Whilst there may at all times be a wonder from probably the most global’s best power sports activities athletes, he’s the most probably main contender for the outlet tournament.

The Pillars of Hercules

A vintage strongman tournament, the Pillars of Hercules — or the Hercules Cling — asks the athletes to carry an enormous pillar in every hand for so long as conceivable. Generally, the competing athlete does now not understand how lengthy they’ve held the pillars till the overall end result. Despite the fact that, later athletes do take pleasure in understanding the time they’ve to overcome sooner than they’re up.

Since it’s an tournament with an upper-body power and grip focal point, Sanou might be the large winner right here.

The present proprietor of the arena log elevate report with a 229-kilogram press (504.8-pound) from the 2021 Giants Reside Global Excursion Finals, Sanou additionally received remaining yr’s Hercules Cling when he held the pillars for over 75 seconds.

Mark Felix — who owns the Hercules Cling global report from the 2019 Giants Reside Global Excursion Finals — may well be the athlete to overhaul Sanou.

Farmer’s Raise for Distance

The Farmer’s Raise facilities round motion and pace in sporting staggering weight around the end line. Particularly, Novikov received the 2021 Body Raise, which is a fairly shut fashion of the Farmer’s Raise.

Axle Deadlift

Closing yr’s fourth-place finisher, Adam Bishop, shall be the favourite at the Axle Deadlift. The 2020 Britain’s Most powerful Guy (BSM) winner locked out seven reps at 350 kilograms (771.6 kilos) throughout the 2021 pageant. Novikov used to be now not some distance in the back of (six reps) and may notch the respective victory in this instance.

Fort Stones

It wouldn’t be a strongman tournament if it didn’t characteristic some variation of the famed Atlas Stones. Closing yr’s Fort Stones winner, Tom “King of the Stones” Stoltman (5 in 16.97 seconds), isn’t collaborating on this yr’s pageant.

Stoltman’s absence must go away the door open for the overall tournament. Novikov, Bishop, and Singleton — who all completed 5 reps inside a 2d of one another in 2021 — may to find themselves at the podium due to an excellent Stones efficiency.

Directly to London

Given the trials of the one-day pageant, a repeat received’t be simple for Novikov. Come early July in London, with a roster of stellar strongman abilities around the board, who without equal winner might be is somebody’s perfect wager.

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