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On June 17, 2022, the Giants Live organization revealed that Georgian strongman Konstantine Janashia would be withdrawing from the 2022 Strongman Classic. Fresh off a top-five finish at the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM), Canada’s Maxime Boudreault will take his place on the 12-person roster. That competition will occur on July 9, 2022, at the
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While Rauno Heinla is one of strongman’s biggest names, he built much of his career profile on the back of his tremendous deadlift prowess. With the 2022 World Deadlift Championships (WDC) on the horizon later this summer, the Estonian athlete recently once again showed why he’s known as one of the globe’s top deadlifters. On
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Almost a decade into his retirement (2013), bodybuilding great Jay Cutler remains a prominent voice in the strength sports sphere. At the time of this writing, the four-time Mr. Olympia Champion (2006-2007, 2009-2010) maintains a YouTube channel with 546,000 subscribers and has over 4.2 million followers on his Instagram profile. With these sizable platforms, Cutler
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With over two decades of experience, Kamal Elgargni is undoubtedly one of the more seasoned professional bodybuilders around. From Asia to Europe and Las Vegas, the 50-year-old IFBB Pro League athlete and former 212 Olympia Champion (2019) has posed on stages worldwide. If his recent exploits are any indication, it seems like he’s hungry for
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On June 15, 2022, weightlifter Mahmoud H. Hassan (89KG) completed a clean & jerk of 193 kilograms (424.5 pounds) during the 2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships (YWWC) in León, Mexico. The competition falls under the jurisdiction of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Hassan’s clean & jerk — where he wore knee wraps, a lifting belt,
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The peak of bodybuilder Shaun Clarida’s career thus far is undoubtedly his 212 Olympia win at the 2020 Mr. Olympia. With a second-place finish to Derek Lunsford last year, the 39-year-old might be determined to be the 212 division’s top dog again.  On June 11, 2022, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro
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The 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships have seen one world record fall after another. The competitors in the Men’s 93-kilogram weight class on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa, were no exception.  Each of the three respective finishers on the podium — Chance Mitchell, Emil Krastev, and Jonathan Cayco
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The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games took place in Orlando, Florida, on June 5-10, 2022. The annual five-day contest enables neurodiverse athletes and athletes with physical disabilities to feature in a high-level, competitive setting. One such male competitor recently showed out with an impressive strength figure.  On June 8, 2022, 93-kilogram athlete Kevin Cantrell completed
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The 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships have seen record after record fall thus far. One up-and-coming male competitor can now add to that extended list of achievements in Sun City, South Africa.  On June 9, 2022, during the latest edition of the IPF Worlds, powerlifter Asein Enahoro deadlifted a new raw
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On June 9, 2022, during the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships, 76-kil0gram powerlifter Jessica Buettner set three World Records on the squat, bench press, and total. In addition, Buettner’s new record deadlift of 261.5 kilograms (576.5 pounds) is the heaviest all-time deadlift by any female IPF competitor. The record-breaking deadlift — where
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On June 7, 2022, the 2022 Giants Live World Tour revealed its 13-person roster. The strongman competition will take place on October 8, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. From two-time reigning World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Tom Stoltman and former WSM Champion (2020) Oleksii Novikov, to rising stars like Charles “Trey” Mitchell, it’s a stacked field with
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