On August 6, 2022, the annual Strongman Champions League (SCL) Portugal contest happened in Esposende, Portugal. After the 12-strongman area labored by way of 5 successive occasions, together with the Deadlift and Log Lift, the Netherland’s George Sulaiman captured the victory. The 22-year-old Sulaiman’s resounding efficiency featured the energy athlete amassing 51 of 60 doable factors. He overcame the extra skilled two-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) competitor Ervin Toots by a four-point margin. 

Here are the ultimate outcomes from the 2022 Strongman Champions League Portugal contest:

2022 Strongman Champions League Portugal Results

  1. George Sulaiman (Netherlands) — 51 factors
  2. Ervin Toots (Estonia) — 47 factors
  3. Sebastian Kurek (Poland) — 43 factors
  4. Aurélien Le Jeune (France) — 38.5 factors
  5. Kane Francis (United Kingdom) — 34 factors
  6. Alessandro Castelli (Italy) — 33 factors
  7. Andrea Invernizzi (Italy) — 32 factors
  8. Roberto Rodríguez (Spain) — 26 factors
  9. Sean O’Hagan (Ireland) — 25.5 factors
  10. Silviu Urdea (Romania) — 24.5 factors
  11. Lucas Rogerio (Brazil) — 20.5 factors
  12. Fábio Silva (Portugal) — 15 factors

Per Strongman Archives, Sulaiman’s win within the 2022 SCL Portugal competitors was the primary of his profession. It may need been a fruits of latest stable showings for Sulaiman, like a second-place outcome within the 2022 Strongest Man within the Netherlands from early July. At the time of this writing, Sulaiman has participated in simply 5 strongman competitions and has reached the rostrum on three events. 

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Sulaiman loved a robust displaying by way of the one-day contest. The Dutch strongman gained the Deadlift and Conan’s Wheel and took third on the Frame Carry and Medley. His lowest end was a fifth-place outcome on the Log Lift. 

Below is a fast rundown of the respective occasion outcomes on the 2022 SCL Portugal.

2022 Strongman Champions League Portugal Event Recap

Deadlift

The deadlift occasion was of a typical, simple max reps (weight undisclosed) construction. 

  1. George Sulaiman — Nine reps
  2. Aurélien Le Jeune — Eight reps (Tied for second)
  3. Andrea Invernizzi — Eight reps (Tied for second)
  4. Sebastian Kurek — Seven reps
  5. Ervin Toots — Five reps (T-fifth)
  6. Alessandro Castelli — Five reps (Tied for fifth)
  7. Roberto Rodríguez — Four reps (Tied for seventh)
  8. Silviu Urdea — Four reps (Tied for seventh)
  9. Kane Francis — Three reps (Tied for ninth)
  10. Fábio Silva — Three reps (Tied for ninth)
  11. Sean O’Hagan — Two reps
  12. Lucas Rogerio — One rep

Frame Carry

In the body carry, the athletes’ goal was to hold a 340-kilogram (749.6-pound) implement for 25 meters as quick as they might. The time restrict was 60 seconds. 

  1. Kane Francis — 15.25 seconds
  2. Sean O’Hagan — 16.12 seconds
  3. George Sulaiman — 16.22 seconds
  4. Aurélien Le Jeune — 16.38 seconds
  5. Silviu Urdea — 18.06 seconds
  6. Andrea Invernizzi — 18.15 seconds
  7. Ervin Toots — 18.68 seconds
  8. Sebastian Kurek — 20.47 seconds
  9. Roberto Rodríguez — 21.31 seconds
  10. Lucas Rogerio — 22.64 seconds
  11. Alessandro Castelli — 29.10 seconds
  12. Fábio Silva — 33.31 seconds

Log Lift

Another occasion centered on max reps; every athlete had 60 seconds to press a 140-kilogram (308.6-pound) log overhead as usually as doable efficiently. 

  1. Andrea Invernizzi — Seven reps (T-first)
  2. Ervin Toots — Seven reps (T-first)
  3. Lucas Rogerio — Six reps (T-third)
  4. Alessandro Castelli — Six reps (T-third)
  5. George Sulaiman — Five reps (T-fifth)
  6. Aurélien Le Jeune — Five reps (T-fifth)
  7. Sebastian Kurek — Five reps (T-fifth)
  8. Sean O’Hagan — Three reps (T-eighth)
  9. Roberto Rodríguez — Three reps (T-eighth)
  10. Silviu Urdea — 18.06 seconds
  11. Kane Francis — One rep (T-Eleventh)
  12. Fábio Silva — One rep (T-Eleventh)

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Conan’s Wheel

If this Conan’s Wheel occasion adopted its normal construction from different strongman occasions, the opponents probably needed to carry a heavy implement (undisclosed weight) on a set level that examined their forearm energy and midlines. Without dropping the burden, every athlete’s cumulative distance was their rating. 

  1. George Sulaiman — 60.4 meters
  2. Ervin Toots — 57.5 meters
  3. Sebastian Kurek — 46.5 meters
  4. Kane Francis — 45 meters
  5. Alessandro Castelli — 39.5 meters
  6. Sean O’Hagan — 37.4 meters
  7. Silviu Urdea — 23.5 meters
  8. Roberto Rodríguez — 23 meters
  9. Fábio Silva — 11.8 meters
  10. Aurélien Le Jeune — 6.5 meters
  11. Lucas Rogerio — 4.3 meters
  12. Andrea Invernizzi — 2.5 meters

Medley

The Medley concluded the 2022 SCL Portugal. The precise format particulars and implements are unconfirmed on the time of this text’s publication. If the precedent of different strongman contests is any indication, it probably included some type of a Farmer’s Walk for a sure distance adopted by repeatedly loading a singular implement onto a platform. Nonetheless, the winner was who accomplished the general Medley quickest. 

  1. Sebastian Kurek — 39.43 seconds
  2. Ervin Toots — 39.90 seconds
  3. George Sulaiman — 43.44 seconds
  4. Aurélien Le Jeune — 44.43 seconds
  5. Kane Francis — 46.89 seconds
  6. Roberto Rodríguez — 47.88 seconds
  7. Alessandro Castelli — 53.29 seconds
  8. Fábio Silva — 60.56 seconds
  9. Lucas Rogerio — 61.25 seconds
  10. Sean O’Hagan — One flip (T-Tenth)
  11. Silviu Urdea — One flip (T-Tenth)
  12. Andrea Invernizzi — One flip (T-Tenth)

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Next Steps

At the time of this writing, Sulaiman has not confirmed when he’ll compete in strongman competitors subsequent. Notably, the 2022 SCL Portugal was Sulaiman’s first contest exterior his native Netherlands. Whether he competes on a world stage or a home platform once more, it’s evident that Sulaiman exhibits promise as a younger strongman. 

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