Nikita Yurkovets Certifies on the Crushed to Dust Challenge

Once again sending a clear message to the grip strength world, 24-year old Nikita Yurkovets (192 cm tall, 115 kg body weight) has been certified on the Crushed to Dust Challenge. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Nikita Yurkovets

Already established as having one of the most formidable crushing grips on the planet, Nikita Yurkovets (Belarus) has just been certified on the Crushed to Dust Challenge, proving his all-around grip strength excellence.

Yurkovets rocketed on to the world’s grip strength radar when he certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper after about six months’ training and then pretty much just trying it on the spot.

For his encore, Yurkovets didn’t just certify on the Captains of Crush No. 3.5 gripper, but he did it in a way that left grip strength aficionados responding with one word: “WOW!”

Yurkovets is on a roll as he not just certified on the Crushed to Dust Challenge, but might have done so more easily than anyone in the world to date: watch this video of Yurkovets' official attempt and see if you don’t agree. 

Yurkovets told IronMind, “At the moment I work as a gym instructor, and do a little carpentry. I have been training grip since 2017, recently passed certification for closing the СoC 3.5 gripper, now I am actively preparing to close the СoC 4. 

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to make my name in the world of grip [strength] history.”

Congratulations, Nikita: You have been certified on the Crushed to Dust Challenge!


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