Zydrunas Savickas: 215-kg Axle and Watch for More

Giants Live, the official qualifying tour of the World’s Strongest Man, capped off a big 2010 season with a show in Istanbul that included Laurence Shahlaei and Zydrunas Savickas rolling the dice for big numbers on the Apollon’s Axle.

“Big Z hitting 215kg in Istanbul . . .,” Giants Live director Colin Bryce told IronMind, explaining this photo.  “Impressive” hardly begins to give the lift its due.  IronMind® | Courtesy of Giants Live, the official qualifying tour of the World’s Strongest Man contest.

Shahlaei walked away with a new British record, 205 kg, and Savickas pocketed a new world record, 215 kg.

Giants Live Colin Bryce called it, “One of the most impressive strength feats ever,” and despite the enormity of the number, how it was done says even more.

“In typical Savickas style it was 99 percent shoulder power that drove it up,” Bryce reported.  “I am not sure we have seen the limit of his shoulders.  I am hoping to get him to at least a couple of shows next year to push his log and axle even further.”

Stay tuned for more details about Giants Live 2011.


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