Zydrunas Savickas and Hafthor Bjornsson team up to pull a jet at SCL China, billed as the contest that would supersize strongman. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL.
“After an early start, we headed off to Zhengzhou airport for the last three events of the qualifying round for the finals,” Strongman Champions League cofounder Ilkka Kinnunen reported to IronMind today.
Again, temperatures were high, and the athletes were very motivated, as this was their last chance to make it to the top twelve.
“The most difficult challenge was the plane pull, which was the heaviest event for the day. The winners for the day were on the Red team, with Zydrunas Savickas as the team leader.”
The 12 strongmen who made it to the finals are:
- Zydrunas Savickas
- Laurence Shahlaei
- Krzysztof Radzikowski
- Lauri Nami
- Antti Mourujarvi
- Gregor Stegnar
- Rob Frampton
- Hafthor Bjornsson
- Dainis Zageris
- Alexander Lysenko
- Ervin KatonaJean-Francois Caron
These 12 athletes will compete in the SCL China finals, which includes three events: 400-kg yoke race, 410-kg deadlift, and Atlas stones, so stay tuned.
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2013 IronMind