On June 17, 2022, the Giants Live group revealed that Georgian strongman Konstantine Janashia could be withdrawing from the 2022 Strongman Classic.

Fresh off a top-five end on the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM), Canada’s Maxime Boudreault will take his place on the 12-person roster. That competitors will happen on July 9, 2022, on the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

At the time of this writing, Giants Live hasn’t mentioned why Janashia withdrew from the competition. Nor has he disclosed a purpose on his public platforms both.

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With Janashia’s withdrawal and Boudreault’s addition, right here is the place the present full lineup for the 2022 Strongman Classic stands for early July in London:

2022 Strongman Classic Roster

  • Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine) — Defending Champion
  • Evan Singleton (United States) — 2021 second place
  • Chieck “Iron Biby” Sanou (Burkina Faso) — 2021 third place
  • Paul Smith (United Kingdom)
  • Ken McClelland (United States)
  • Maxime Boudreault (Canada)
  • Rob Kearney (United States)
  • Andy Black (United Kingdom)
  • Mark Felix (United Kingdom)
  • Spenser Remick (United States)
  • Adam Bishop (United Kingdom)
  • Mitchell Hooper (Canada)

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According to Strongman Archives, the 31-year-old Janashia has competed as an expert strongman in some capability since September 2011. Some of the extra notable highlights of his profession embody six Georgia’s Strongest Man (GSM)championships (2009-2014), a second-place end to Hafthor Björnsson through the 2018 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM), and a fourth-place consequence on the 2016 WSM.

While this 12 months’s Strongman Classic is out of the image for him, Janashia continues to be at present slated to compete on the 2022 Shaw Classic. That contest will happen the Budweiser Events Center on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO.

Boudreault At a Glance

Boudreault’s inclusion within the 2022 Strongman Classic comes on the heels of some stable performances lately. The 12 months 2021 was of specific be aware for the Canadian strongman.

That aggressive season noticed Boudreault notch a third-place podium end on the WSM to Oleksii Novikov (second) and Tom Stoltman (first) in May 2021. Later, in November 2021, Boudreault received the inaugural Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic in numerous locales throughout Iceland. The latter was the primary victory of the athlete’s skilled profession.

As far as what Boudreault can anticipate to face on the Strongman Classic, right here is the whole checklist of occasions on the contest:

2022 Giants Live Strongman Classic Events

  • Dumbbell Medley
  • The Pillars of Hercules
  • Farmer’s Carry for Distance
  • Axle Deadlift
  • Castle Stones

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The Castle Stones — a variation of the strongman staple Atlas Stones — may be the place Boudreault stakes a declare on a possible general victory. The Canadian athlete captured a second-place end within the Atlas Stones occasion through the 2022 WSM Final by slotting 5 stones onto their respective podiums in 28.04 seconds.

The 2022 Strongman Classic will mark Boudreault’s first look on the occasion. Only time will inform in seeing how he fares in London on July 9.

Featured picture: @konstantine_janashia on Instagram