The 2 strongmen did not depart London empty-handed.
Throughout the contest that passed off on July 8, 2023, in London, England, Australian athlete Eddie Williams broke the Nicol Stone Carry World Report with a distance of 31.66 meters. The well-known stones weighed 114 kilograms (251.3 kilos) and 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos), respectively. In the meantime, one other American competitor, Trey Mitchell, set a brand new Viking Press World Report by ending 18 repetitions of the eponymous overhead implement, which weighed 150 kilograms (330.6 kilos). By the competitors’s finish, Mitchell and Williams completed in fourth and fifth place total.
The Nicol Stone Carry was the primary occasion of the 2023 GLSC, that means Williams successfully set the tone for the competitors together with his World Report. The athlete notably shattered the gap of the earlier World Report holder Kevin Faires by over seven meters. Notably, Faires was additionally competing within the contest. Faires set the previous Nicol Stone Carry mark on the 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals with a carry of 24.61 meters.
Every of Williams, Faires, Singleton, and Mitchell Hooper eclipsed the earlier document, but it surely was Williams who comfortably notched the farthest distance.
Provided that the Citadel Stones (or Atlas Stones) are a common nearer at strongman occasions, the Viking Press served because the climactic penultimate occasion of the 2023 GLSC. A battle that Mitchell shined in together with his World Report. Mitchell’s document of 18 reps surpasses Paul Smith, who locked out 13 reps on the 2023 Giants Dwell Britain’s Strongest Man (GLBSM) for the previous prime quantity. As soon as once more, a number of strongmen on the 2023 GLSC outperformed the earlier Viking Press document, however Mitchell stood tallest within the showcase of overhead urgent endurance.
Mitchell will doubtless transfer ahead by diving again into his coaching for the 2023 Shaw Classic (SC) in August. The athlete is the two-time defending champion and may very well be the competitor who retains the legendary Brian Shaw from successful his last-ever professional strongman contest. On the flip facet, Williams is a former two-time Australia’s Strongest Man (ASM) champion (2017-2018) and figures to be somebody to look at after notching his first top-five worldwide end since 2019.
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