While Rauno Heinla is one among strongman’s greatest names, he constructed a lot of his profession profile on the again of his super deadlift prowess. With the 2022 World Deadlift Championships (WDC) on the horizon later this summer time, the Estonian athlete just lately as soon as once more confirmed why he’s generally known as one of many globe’s prime deadlifters.

On June 16, 2022, Heinla deadlifted 420 kilograms (926 kilos) for 4 reps throughout a coaching session. It seems to be a part of his preparation for the WDC on August 6, 2022, in Cardiff, Wales. The strongman accomplished the carry in his socks whereas sporting a lifting belt and lifting straps.

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It’s no shock that Heinla makes this deadlift routine look comparatively straightforward. The athlete has a historical past of astounding energy feats as a puller.

Heinla is among the few folks to have ever deadlifted a minimum of 453.6 kilograms (1,000 kilos). Other notable names with that achievement embrace former World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champions Eddie Hall (2017) and Hafthor Björnsson (2018), in addition to powerlifter Krzysztof Wierzbicki.

Heinla possesses two noteworthy deadlift/deadlift-related World Records. He set the all-time 400-kilogram (881.8-pound) deadlift for reps World Record with six on the 2020 World’s Ultimate Strongman Feats of Strength collection. In early June 2022, he broke the Silver Dollar deadlift World Record with a pull of 579.7 kilograms (1,278 kilos). Heinla completed this after withdrawing from the 2022 WSM in late April following an damage linked to a Silver Dollar deadlift pull.

After a tied-for-eighth-place end on the 2021 WDC, it appears honest to imagine Heinla would really like a much better, extra spectacular outcome at this yr’s upcoming prestigious contest.

A Lofty Proposition

In addition to Heinla, right here’s the whole roster for the 2022 WDC, which is a phase of the annual Giants Live Open World Open:

2022 World Deadlift Championships Roster

  • Ivan Makarov (Russia) — 2021 WDC Champion
  • Evan Singleton (United States)
  • Adam Bishop (United Kingdom)
  • Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)
  • Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
  • Gabriel Peña (Mexico)
  • Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
  • Gavin Bilton (United Kingdom)
  • Asko Karu (Estonia)
  • Pavlo Nakonechnyy (Ukraine)
  • Peiman Maheripourehir (Iran)
  • Wild card — Announced at a later date

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The Giants Live group has issued a noteworthy ante on a problem to the collaborating athletes on the 2022 WDC. Should any of the rivals carry 505 kilograms (1,113 kilos) throughout the contest, Giants Live will reward them with a $55,000 money prize.

Björnsson possesses the World Record deadlift with a pull of 501 kilograms (1,104.5 kilos) from the 2020 World’s Ultimate Strongman “Feats of Strength” collection. Meanwhile, Wierzbicki owns the heaviest filmed deadlift in historical past when he pulled 502.5 kilograms (1,107 kilos) throughout an April 2022 coaching session. Though that carry wouldn’t have counted in a sanctioned strongman competitors as a result of Wierzbicki used a sumo stance, and it wouldn’t depend in powerlifting as a result of he used straps.

According to Strongman Archives, Heinla’s heaviest-ever conventional deadlift was a pull of 455 kilograms (1,003 kilos) from the 2019 Giants Live Wembley. In a contest just like the WDC that appears to carry out one of the best within the strongmen concerned, it isn’t out of the realm of chance that Heinla quickly breaks a file and finds himself $55,000 richer.

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