2016

Zydrunas Injured, Vidas Blekaitis, Robert Kerney Win SCL Log Lift

By May 23, 2016 October 13th, 2019 No Comments

Vidas Blekaitis hits 202.5 kg, for a joint victory (with Robert Kerney) at the 2016 SCL Log Lift World Championships. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL

When a last minute injury caused Zydrunas Savickas to withdraw from the 2016 Log Lift World Championships, Vidas Blekaitis (Lithuania) and Robert Kerney (USA) seized the opportunity.

Lithuania and USA Win the SCL Log Lift Worlds
by Marcel Moster
MHP Strongman Champions League

Vidas Blekaitis and newcomer Robert Kearney from the USA won the MHP/SCL Log Lift World’s 2016.
In a very nice sunny day in Kaunas, with a great stadium and a fantastic cheering audience, it was these two men who caused a sensation: With both hitting 202.5 kg, they shared first place after 4 attempts. Vytautas Lalas (Lituania) could have ruined their party with an almost good lift on 205 kg. He was very close.

Marcos Ferrari from Brazil made a new national Brazilian record with 182.5 kg. Patrick Baboumian ripped his right tricep after he tried 180 kg.
Zydrunas Savickas injured himself just before, with a muscle in his neck. He expects it will be recovered soon. Therefore he could not compete, which was of course a pity for the world record holder, but for the contest of course it was very excited to see who would be number 1 in this crazy log lift battle and the 3rd stage of the MHP Strongman Champions League was again a hard one.

Final Results
Place Counrty kg Ranking Points
1-2 Vidas Blekaitis Lithuania 202,5 25
1-2 Robert Kerney USA 202,5 18
3 Vytautas Lalas Lithuania 200 15
4 Dimitar Savatinov Bulgaria 195 12
5-7 Dainis Zageris Latvia 190 10
5-7 Gregorz Szymanski Poland 190 8
5-7 Graham Hicks England 190 6
8 Bjorn Solvang Norwey 185 5
9 Marcos Ferrari Brasil 182,5 4
10 Matjaz Belsak Sovenia 189 3
11 Saulius Brusokas Lithuania 175 2
12 Patrick Baboumian Germany (injured) 170 1

Marcel Mostert (right) interviews Vidas Bleikaitis (Lithuania) at the 2016 SCL Log Lift World Championships, where Blekaitis shared the victor with Robert Kerney (USA). IronMind® | Image courtesy of SCL

The next stage will be 11 June in Holland, with stars as Vytautas Lalas, J-F Caron and Gregorsz Szymanski and Dainis Zageris at the start. 15 athletes will be there in a total over 6 events. It promises to be a great battle again, so stay tuned!

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2016 IronMind

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