The competition returns to London with a “sturdy” lineup.
On Apr. 28, 2023, the Giants Reside group used two complete Instagram posts to reveal the lineup of strongman rivals for the 2023 Giants Reside Strongman Basic (GLSC). The rising tentpole energy contest is scheduled to happen on Jul. 8, 2023, in London, England, and can function 12 elite strongmen, together with the two-time defending (and inaugural) champion Oleksii Novikov. This 12 months’s GLSC is solely the third iteration of the competitors.
On the time of this text’s publication, listed here are the confirmed rivals for the 2023 Giants Reside Strongman Basic:
2023 Giants Reside Strongman Basic Roster
There isn’t a scarcity of worthy contenders for the 2023 GLSC title. Six World’s Strongest Man (WSM) finalists and three WSM champions are littered all around the lineup. Realizing this truth, even with out a confirmed occasions record or schedule on the time of this writing, it may be straightforward to determine who needs to be favored to excel on the London competitors.
The largest identify to look at may be Mitchell Hooper, who simply gained the 2023 WSM for his first victory at strongman’s flagship competitors. The Canadian athlete is scorching sizzling performance-wise. His WSM victory included, Hooper has gained 5 of his final six contests whereas qualifying for the rostrum in 9 straight competitions.
Then there’s Tom Stoltman, who completed because the runner-up within the 2023 WSM after a standing as the previous reigning two-time WSM champion (2021-2022). Based on Strongman Archives, Stoltman has featured in simply two strongman contests over the previous approximate calendar 12 months, with the opposite being a sixth-place outcome on the 2023 Arnold Strongman Basic (ASC).
Lastly, because the final competitor with a WSM title on their resume, the athlete who ought to most likely be a large favourite primarily based on his rap sheet is Novikov. In addition to his standing because the only-ever winner of the GLSC, Novikov has solely missed the rostrum on two events out of 20 competitions relationship again to his WSM championship in November 2020. Novikov is most lately coming off a runner-up end within the 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) and a third-place outcome on the 2023 WSM.
With a deck that includes a lot strongman star energy, the end result of the 2023 GLSC appears to be up within the air. On the very least, it ought to make for an exhilarating present of energy and prowess on the sport’s highest stage.
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