Giants Live - Poland 2010

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Giants Live - Poland 2010

OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » Ne Jul 25, 2010 12:54 pm

A chance to compete in the World’s Strongest Man contest is the hottest invitation in strongman, so as the 2010 contest draws closer, the big question is, “Who will be there?” Talk about putting added heat on the top strongman competitors who will be squaring off at the upcoming Giants Live-Poland contest.
Lithuanian strongman Zydrunas Savickas, the 2009 World’s Strongest Man winner, is expected to be the man to beat again in the 2010 edition of World’s Strongest Man contest. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen.


Giants Live is the official qualifying tour for the World’s Strongest Man and here’s a summary of who has qualified so far.

From Giants Live–South Africa, it’s Brian Shaw, Misha Koklyaev, and Terry Hollands.

Derek Poundstone, Laurence Shahlaei and Johannes Arsjo made the cut at Giants Live–Kiev.

Zydrunas Savickas, Terry Hollands and Mark Felix qualified at Giants Live–Wembley (Europe’s Strongest Man).

That’s a total of 8 so far, since Terry Hollands had qualified twice, although at this point, it’s not certain whether he will have recovered from his torn biceps in time to be ready for World’s Strongest Man 2010. Zydrunas Savickas, by virtue of being the defending champion, would have been invited back regardless.

One last chance remains for making it to World’s Strongest Man 2010 via Giants Live as the fourth stop in this strongman tour is coming up in Poland on August 7.

Among the top competitors slated for Giants Live–Poland are Darren Sadler (UK), Stefan Solvi Peturrson (Iceland), Arild Haugen (Norway), Agris Kazelniks (Latvia), Alexander Klushev (Russia), Vidas Blekaitis (Lithuania) and Jarno Hams (Holland). So this will add three more names to the invitation list.

Also guaranteed invitations to World’s Strongest Man 2010 are the top five from Strongman Champions League, the other premier strongman tour, so that would bring the numbers to the range of half of the expected list.

Who will get the highly-coveted remaining invitations?

Following tradition, they will go to strongman competitors who produced what might be termed “favorable international results,” along with a certain number of wild cards, and, yes, there likely will be some intense negotiations as the final slots are filled.

Most important, though, is the feeling that once again, there’s little likelihood of the right person not being there: As someone with outstanding credentials in the field told IronMind, “The World’s Strongest Man is not going to sit home—he is going to be there.”
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Events
- farmers walk - 2x150kg / 40m
- conan whells
- ring of stones
- yoke 450kg + duck walk 190kg
- log lift - 130,150,170 kg
- husafel stone 210kg + 3 loading elements

Competitors:
- Jarno Hams
- Vidas Blekaitis
- Arild Haugen
- Stefan Solvi
- Kevin Nee
- Daren Sadler
- Alexander Klushev
- Agris Kazelniks
- Sebastian Kurek
- Janusz Ku³aga
- S³awomir Toczek
- Robert Szczepanski


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Vitautas Lalas Wins Giant Live

OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » To Avg 10, 2010 1:10 pm

Lithuania is about to present another huge talent to the 2010 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest, as Vitautas Lalas won the final WSM qualifier, Giants Live - Poland, with a most impressive performance and thereby earning a coveted invitation to the king of strongman contests.

Sure, he’s got big arms, but get this: strongman Vitautas Lalas says he can squat 300 kg x 20 reps, and after watching him win the Giants Live–Poland strongman competition this past weekend, Colin Bryce became a believer. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Colin Bryce.

With WSM 2010 coming up fast, Giants Live–Poland took on added significance and the top three finishers earned the most coveted invitation in strongman. Here are the official places and points:


1. Vitautas Lalas* 73
2. Robert Szczeepanksi* 72
3. Janusz Kulaga* 70
4. Slawomir Toczek 62
5. Daren Sadler 49
6. Agris Kazelniks 46

*qualified for World's Strongest Man 2010

Giants Live director Colin Bryce summed things by saying, “The contest was excellent. The top three are going to WSM," and as Bryce noted, "All three are new faces to World's Strongest Man."

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“Lalas was AWESOME to say the least,” Bryce reported. “When he told me he had won the Lithuanian Nationals the week before, over [Vidas] Blekaitis, I knew he was strong. But I didn’t believe him when he said he did 20 reps with 300 kg in the squat. Well guess what–this guy could run through walls if he wanted to. He is absolute dynamite.”

Putting Lalas’s victory in context, Bryce explained: “He is a static strongman who took the Poles on in what was a very mobile contest and won. As for his mental strength, he was still down in third [place] going into the truck pull, the last event, and he pulled out a victory over Kulaga and Sczcepanski for the overall win.”

Speaking of the third man to qualify for WSM 2010, Bryce said, “Kaluga reminds me of a cross between Mariusz [Pudzianowski] and the late, great Jesse Marunde: very explosive and a big hit with the girls too!”
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The podium at Giants Live–Poland (left to right): Robert Szczepanksi (third), Vitautas Lalas (winner) and Janusz Kulaga (third). IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Colin Bryce.
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OdgovorNapisal/-a udovich » To Avg 10, 2010 2:02 pm

te baltiške države, vedno najdejo kakega novega tekmovalca k je ful dober,...da vidimo kako bo nadaljevanje na WSM.
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