Vitaliy Gerasimov Wins the 105-kg Strongman Champions League World Championships

Vitaliy Gerasimov (Ukraine) won a close battle with his countryman Mykhailo Melnikov to claim the Strongman Champions League 105-kg World Championships on Friday, Ilkka Kinnunen reported to IronMind®.

The 105-kg strongmen battled it out in Kiev on Friday, in the SCL world championship.  IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Olena Kiba.
The 105-kg strongmen battled it out in Kiev on Friday, in the SCL world championship.  IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Olena Kiba.

“UFSA [Ukranian Federation of Strength Athletes] as always was done excellent job to make the competition happen,” Kinnunen said.  “Special thanks for that belongs to Olena and Vladimir Kiba.”

There were seven events:

Arm-over-arm: 440 kg x 18 meters
Dumbbell lift: 80 kg for reps
Truck pull
Log lift medley: 120, 130, 140, 150 kg
Farmer’s walk: 2 x 125 kg, 2 x 25 meters
Manhood stones: 170 kg x 60 seconds; 140 kg x 60 seconds
Squat: 310 kg for reps

Here are the final places and points, officially:

1. Vitaliy Gerasimov (Ukraine) 70 points
2. Mykhailo Melinkov (Ukraine) 68
3. Marius Lalas (Lithuania) 64
4. Gert Gorshanov (Estonia) 63
5. Aleksander Mantserov (Russia) 58
6. Justin Blake (USA) 37
7. Oleksiy Vyshnickiy (Ukraine) 34.5
8. Maris Blumfelds (Latvia) 34
9. Patrick Baboumian (Germany) 31
10. Paul Wood (UK) 25.5
11. Jozef Masaryk (Slovakia) 17
12. Rami Koski (Finland) 9


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