The 2022 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC) UK will happen on Sept. 24, 2022, in Marston Green, England. It is a phase of the general Arnold Sports Festival UK, which takes place over the course of your entire weekend. 

The one-day contest will see 14 totally different top-notch strongmen sort out respective occasions such because the Super Yoke and the standard closing Atlas stones. Here’s the confirmed roster of opponents for the 2022 ASC:

2022 Arnold Strongman Classic UK Roster

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Notably, the defending champion of the Arnold Strongman Classic UK, Evan Singleton, is not going to return to defend his title this yr. Singleton toppled Oleksii Novikov (second place) and Trey Mitchell (third place) to win the inaugural version in 2021. 

Here’s an summary of the aggressive occasions in Marston Green.

Super Yoke

Each competitor must transfer a 500-kilogram (1,102.3-pound) yoke throughout this occasion as quick as they will. Athletes like Novikov and Hooper is likely to be the favorites for this portion on account of their distinctive mixture of agility and energy. In specific, Hooper appeared to thrive with velocity occasions throughout a 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) early-round blitz. 

Deadlift

The 2022 ASC’s Deadlift occasion is for reps. Athletes will try and efficiently lock out a 370-kilogram (815.7-pound) deadlift as many occasions as they will. While it’s totally different from a standard deadlift with a barbell, Novikov might once more be one of many favorites after pulling 15 reps of a Car Deadlift throughout the 2022 WSM

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Bag Over Bar

The Bar Over Bar occasion can even be predicated on velocity. The athletes that may transfer their respective implements the quickest can be in a much more favorable place. 

Dumbbell Press

During the Dumbbell Press, the opponents will try to finish a 100-kilogram (220.5-pound) dumbbell press. With a dumbbell press of 153.2 kilograms (337.8 kilos) from an October 2021 coaching session, Novikov is as soon as extra in a high quality spot. That mark would have surpassed Mateusz Kieliszkowski’s official document by 3.2 kilograms (7.1 kilos) if it occurred throughout a sanctioned competitors. 

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Arnold Stone Carry

As one of many closing occasions of the 2022 ASC, the Arnold Stone Carry is likely to be concerning the heavier athletes using their energy and who will nonetheless have power after a grueling contest. Some of these opponents like Žydrūnas Savickas, for instance, might elect to concede a level of factors on agility-related occasions to allow them to carry out higher throughout the carry.  

Atlas Stones

A strongman custom continues to push forward. The Atlas Stones, as soon as extra, shut a strongman competitors. Every athlete’s Atlas Stone run can be decided by their cumulative rating from the earlier 5 occasions. Those scores can have extra weight and may decide who wins the ultimate phase. With their agile builds, Hooper and Novikov might be the favorites right here, however that may solely be clear as soon as a lot of the mud settles on the 2022 ASC.

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