The results are in from the inaugural Arnold Strongman Classic in Brazil. The competition was due to continue the tradition set in this year’s American version of the Arnold with only four events but a last minute cut to even fewer – just three events – was made to decide the strongest man this time round. Some may say this is too few events but, god damn, they were three very heavy events.
The first event up was a mighty 380kg deadlift for reps on an olympic bar – straps, hitching and, controversially, touch and go were all allowed. With Mark Felix amongst the strongmen competing there was little doubt where the big points would be going before the event started. However, upset was in the air as it was American Brian Shaw who dominated this event and all of his lifts were to a dead stop – this man ain’t bouncing no weight.
Results from the 380kg deadlift:
- Brian Shaw – 6 reps
- Hafthor Bjornsson – 5 reps
- Krzysztof Radzikowski – 4 reps
- Mark Felix – 4 reps (joint 3rd)
- Jerry Pritchett – 4 reps (joint 3rd)
- Mike Burke – 2 reps
Following on from the monstrously heavy deadlift was a painfully heavy super yoke – 510kg to be exact:
- Brian Shaw – 10 seconds
- Krzysztof Radzikowski – 11 seconds
- Hafthor Bjornsson – 9 seconds + a time penalty for dropping the yoke short of the line and it sliding across.
- Jerry Pritchett – 17 seconds
- Mike Burke – 24 seconds
- Mark Felix – 1 metre
We timed the results from the live Brazilian stream so apologies if they aren’t quite right!
Next up was the 105kg monster dumbbell for reps:
- Hafthor Bjornsson – 10 reps
- Krzysztof Radzikowski – 8 reps
- Mike Burke – 7 reps
- Brian Shaw – 6 reps
- Mark Felix – 1 rep
- Jerry Pritchett – 0 reps
The final results for the Arnold Strongman Classic 2013 were:
- Brian Shaw – 15 points (1st on countback)
- Hafthor Bjornsson – 15 points
- Krzysztof Radzikowski – 13 points
- Mike Burke
- Mark Felix
- Jerry Pritchett
These aren’t officially official just yet so apologies for any slight inaccuracies!
It’s certainly good to see Brian Shaw back on prime form – it should make this year’s World’s Strongest Man all the more exciting with Big Z, Shaw, Thor, Lalas and more all capable of reaching the podium.