The competition returns to London with a “sturdy” lineup.
On Apr. 28, 2023, the Giants Stay group used two complete Instagram posts to reveal the lineup of strongman opponents for the 2023 Giants Stay Strongman Basic (GLSC). The rising tentpole strength contest is scheduled to happen on Jul. 8, 2023, in London, England, and can function 12 elite strongmen, together with the two-time defending (and inaugural) champion Oleksii Novikov. This yr’s GLSC is only the third iteration of the competition.
On the time of this text’s publication, listed below are the confirmed opponents for the 2023 Giants Stay Strongman Basic:
2023 Giants Stay Strongman Basic Roster
There isn’t a scarcity of worthy contenders for the 2023 GLSC title. Six World’s Strongest Man (WSM) finalists and three WSM champions are littered all around the lineup. Figuring out this truth, even and not using a confirmed occasions listing or schedule on the time of this writing, it is perhaps simple to determine who must be favored to excel on the London competitors.
The largest identify to look at is perhaps Mitchell Hooper, who simply gained the 2023 WSM for his first victory at strongman’s flagship competitors. The Canadian athlete is scorching scorching performance-wise. His WSM victory included, Hooper has gained 5 of his final six contests whereas qualifying for the rostrum in 9 straight competitions.
Then there’s Tom Stoltman, who completed because the runner-up within the 2023 WSM after a standing as the previous reigning two-time WSM champion (2021-2022). In line with Strongman Archives, Stoltman has featured in simply two strongman contests over the previous approximate calendar yr, with the opposite being a sixth-place outcome on the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC).
Lastly, because the final competitor with a WSM title on their resume, the athlete who ought to in all probability be a large favourite primarily based on his rap sheet is Novikov. In addition to his standing because the only-ever winner of the GLSC, Novikov has solely missed the rostrum on two events out of 20 competitions relationship again to his WSM championship in November 2020. Novikov is most lately coming off a runner-up end within the 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) and a third-place outcome on the 2023 WSM.
With a deck that includes a lot strongman star energy, the result of the 2023 GLSC appears to be up within the air. On the very least, it ought to make for an exhilarating present of energy and prowess on the sport’s highest degree.
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