World Log Lifting Championships 2015

The World Log Lifting Championship was held today in Doncaster, England.

The line-up was strong, featuring:

  • Nick Best
  • Mark Felix
  • Rob Frampton
  • Eddie Hall
  • Graham Hicks
  • Benedikt Magnusson
  • Robert Oberst
  • Krzysztof Radzikowski
  • Dimitar Savatinov
  • Zydrunas Savickas
  • Michael Blumstien
  • Brian Irwin
  • Luke Stoltman

Results

No lift

  • Adam Bishop

160kg

  • Michael Blumstien
  • Nick Best
  • Brian Irwin
  • Luke Stoltman

180kg

  • Rob Frampton
  • Robert Oberst
  • Krzysztof Radzikowski
  • Benedikt Magnusson

200kg

  • Dimitar Savatinov

211kg

  • Zydrunas Savickas
  • Graham Hicks
  • Eddie Hall

Graham Hicks and Eddie Hall attempted but failed 220kg. Both lifts were close but Hall’s fail definitely had more panache – blacking out mid press and dropping a 220kg log on your head has got to be pretty uncomfortable. He was back on his feet in no-time though so hopefully no lasting harm done.

Zydrunas Savickas attempted but failed 228kg

After a lot of hype between Oberst and Hall it seems the Brit came out victorious but we doubt the competitors will be fully content with their performance – Oberst not fulfilling his potential and Hall coming so close to 220kg.

Also a weird sight to see Big Z failing a lift – whether it was too big a jump from his 211kg previous lift or not, who knows?! Despite the lack of a world record at Doncaster today we’re pretty certain the current record won’t see the year out. Rumours of a max log at World’s Strongest Man will surely see the record broken.

To see the whole show, including the new joint British record, you can stream the competition online at http://officialstrongman.com/livestream/