The MHP Strongman Champions League Russia competition was held on Saturday in Vladivostok, “located at the far east eastern edge of Russian, close to China and North Korea,” SCL cofounder Ilkka Kinnunen told IronMind. We have also have been there obviously as a sponsors of the event.
Zydrunas Savickas won the Car Deadlift for Reps, as well as the overall title, at the 2013 SCL–Russia competition held this weekend in Vladivostok. IronMind® | Courtesy of SCL.Once again the stands were full, with approximately 5,000 spectators and the screaming was loud when the giant strongmen stepped into the arena. A total of 10 athlete, including Big Z [Zydrunas Savickas], Thor [Hafthor Julius Bjornsson], Mike Burke, Krzysztof Radzikowski, Ervin Katona. Misha Koklayev was also on the start list, but he has not recovered from his injury at World’s Stronges Man and could not take part, so this time Misha took care of the presenter’s job.
A total of six tough events. Also once again we saw a new world record which came immediately in the first event: Weight for Height. The last record was done by Misha Koklayev in Giants Live competition in 2010 5.81m now at the end two men first raised the bar to 5.82 m. Mike Burke was first to break the old record and right after, Thor through the same. Then these two giants put the bar up to 5.90 m and Thor did an easy throw over it. What happened next ws that Thor said that is not enough, so the so bar was put up to 6 m. and he did the height easily. What a start for the competition!!!!