Paris - This year’s Salon Body Fitness Expo features the Strongman Champions League/Eric Favre Strongman Records competition, combining the French National Strongman Championships with a world records assault by none other than Zydrunas Savickas.
Zydrunas Savickas set a new strongman world record in Paris today - lifting a 160-kg log from the ground to arm’s length overhead for six reps in one minute. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
At the end of the second day’s competition in the French National Strongman Championships, Morgan Aste leads with 44-1/2 points. Didier Rolland is in second place with 44-1/2 points, and Christophe Demel is close behind in third place with 44 points. Tomorrow is the final day of this strongman competition.
Zydrunas Savickas, guarding the hamstring he tore on the stones at the Arnold strongman contest last week, set a new world in the log lift - hitting six reps from the ground to overhead within the one-minute time limit.
A large, enthusiastic crowd followed the strongman action all afternoon. Strongman Champions League (SCL) cofounder Marcel Mostert told IronMind® that this was an SCL qualifier, meaning that he would invite the winner to an SCL contest, and he said that with the support shown by title sponsor Eric Savre, as well as the fans at the expo, he expected this contest to grow in coming years.
(Left to right) Title sponsor Eric Favre, strongman world record holder Zydrunas Savickas and bikini competitor Nathalie Mur at the Salon Body Fitness Expo in Paris today, where the SCL/Eric Favre Strongman Records competition proved to be popular. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.