If a first-timer places themselves on the map throughout the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM), they’re possible going to wish a tentpole occasion. That appears to be no downside for strongman Kim Ujarak, who will make his WSM debut in late May.
On May 10, 2022, Ujarak powered by an intense deadlift ladder of…
- 330 kilograms (727.5 kilos)
- 350 kilograms (771.6 kilos)
- 370 kilograms (815.7 kilos)
- 390 kilograms (860 kilos).
He accomplished every pull from a standard stance (a necessity by strongman guidelines) whereas sporting a lifting belt and wrist wraps. Ujarak had minimal relaxation between every pull, solely stepping again and taking a brief breath whereas two individuals added further weight to his loaded barbell.
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Notably, the second step of Ujarak’s deadlift ladder — 350 kilograms (771.6 kilos) — eclipses the ultimate weight of the 2022 WSM’s Deadlift Ladder occasion by virtually 10 kilograms (22 kilos). Ujarak didn’t affirm whether or not he deliberate his coaching session with that closing determine in thoughts.
“Tough weights after the last four weeks of very tough training. That’s the last heavy deadlift until Worlds!”
Nonetheless, it’s undoubtedly a possible nice omen of his probabilities throughout the Qualifying Round occasion.
Ujarak at a Glance
At 29-years-old, Ujarak is a comparatively new competitor within the worldwide strongman sphere. According to Strongman Archives, right here’s the Greenland native’s document of worldwide strongman competitions to this point:
Kim Ujarak | International Strongman Results
- 2018 Burn Showdown Battle of the North (Open) — Seventh place
- 2021 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic (Open) — tenth place
Despite his worldwide inexperience, Ujarak can level to some worthy accolades.
In October 2021, throughout the inaugural 2021 Arnold Strongman Classic UK, Ujarak gained the Log & Deadlift Rep Championships on the Men’s aspect. He notched that victory by log-pressing 140 kilograms (309 kilos) six instances in a minute.
The spotlight of Ujarak’s profession so far is perhaps his standing because the five-time reigning Greenland’s Strongest Man (GSM) Champion (2017-2021). Since Greenland solely started its strongman competitions in 2017, that technically means Ujarak is the nation’s only-ever champion.
The WSM Lies Ahead
It was introduced that Ujarak was a part of the 2022 WSM roster in late March 2022. It will mark his first look within the prestigious competitors. He’ll attempt to make a reputation for himself amongst among the sport’s lively greats like reigning champion Tom Stoltman, 2020 champion Oleksii Novikov, four-time winner Brian Shaw (2011, 2013, 2015-2016), and the victor in 2019, Martin Licis. Names like Chance “Trey” Mitchell and Adam Bishop is also in play.
If Ujarak is to shock his rivals with a high quality efficiency, he’ll must do properly throughout the Qualifying Round. His deadlift ladder coaching session is a superb step towards that objective.
The 2022 World’s Strongest Man will happen on May 24-29, 2022, in Sacramento, CA.
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