2022 Giants Stay World Open Outcomes — Pavlo Nakonechnyy Captures First Profession Win


Pavlo Nakonechnyy is the champion of the 2022 Giants Stay World Open. On August 6, 2022, the Ukrainian athlete stood atop the rostrum in Cardiff, Wales, after successful a battle of elite energy in simply his fourth profession strongman contest. 

Becoming a member of Nakonechnyy on the rostrum have been Canada’s Mitchell Hooper and one other Ukrainian competitor, Oleksii Novikov, in second and third place, respectively. This was Hooper’s second consecutive podium end after a powerful exhibiting on the Giants Stay Strongman Traditional in early July. Novikov gained that contest. In line with Strongman Archives, along with his third-place end result on the World Open, Novikov has now stood on a podium in 11 straight competitions relationship again to July 2021. 

Listed here are the ultimate standings from the 2022 Giants Stay World Open:

Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 49 factors | 2022 Giants Stay World Open Champion
Mitchell Hooper — 47 factors
Oleksii Novikov — 39.5 factors
Graham Hicks — 37.5 factors
Gavin Bilton — 34 factors
Rauno Heinla — 33 factors | 
Andy Black — 20 factors
Shane Flowers — 18 factors
Evan Singleton — 14 factors (Withdrew after Medley)
Ivan Makarov — Eight factors (Withdrew after Max Deadlift)
Pa O’Dwyer — Six factors (Withdrew after Medley)

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The competitors consisted of 5 occasions in at some point, together with the Max Deadlift, Medley, Log Raise for Reps, Entrance Maintain, and Atlas Stones. Right here’s a brief rundown of how every competitor fared within the particular person occasions. 

Max Deadlift 

The Max Deadlift, which doubled because the 2022 World Deadlift Championships (WDC), began the competition. The set-up was simple — deadlift as a lot weight as doable. The athletes started with 400 kilograms (938.1 kilos) and slowly elevated the load on their barbells. 

Whereas 5 athletes made valiant makes an attempt at pulling 453.6 kilograms (1,000 kilos), Rauno Heinla was the one competitor to efficiently pull at the very least that a lot weight. The Estonian strongman ultimately deadlifted 476 kilograms (1,049.four kilos) for a brand new Grasp’s World Document and the occasion win

Rauno Heinla — 476 kilograms (1,049.four kilos)
Graham Hicks — 453.5 kilograms (999.eight kilos)
Mitchell Hooper — 453.5 kilograms (999.eight kilos)
Ivan Makarov — 453.5 kilograms (999.eight kilos)
Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 453.5 kilograms (999.eight kilos)
Gavin Bilton — 425.5 kilograms (938.1 kilos)
Oleksii Novikov — 425.5 kilograms (938.1 kilos)
Evan Singleton — 425.5 kilograms (938.1 kilos)
Shane Flowers — 400 Kilograms (881.9 kilos)
Andy Black — 400 Kilograms (881.9 kilos)
Pa O’Dwyer — 400 Kilograms (881.9 kilos)


After the Max Deadlift concluded, Ivan Makarov withdrew from the competitors; he was solely in Wales for that occasion. Throughout the Medley, the athletes needed to carry out a Farmer’s Stroll with 150-kilogram implements for 10 meters. Then, they needed to load a 120-kilogram (264.5-pound) barrel on a podium that was positioned 12 meters from the beginning of the stroll, a 120-kilogram (264.5-pound) sandbag onto a podium 15 meters away, and a 135-kilogram (297.6-pound) tire at 20 meters. 

Nakonechnyy gained the Medley and his first occasion of the competition with a stellar time of 37.11 seconds. Hooper (38.23 seconds) intently adopted in second place at a bit of over a second behind, whereas defending champion Evan Singleton (38.85 seconds) captured a third-place end result.

Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 37.11 seconds
Mitchell Hooper — 38.23 seconds
Evan Singleton — 38.85 seconds
Oleksii Novikov — 41.75 seconds
Graham Hicks — 49.56 seconds
Gavin Bilton — 49.9 seconds
Andy Black — 51.37 seconds
Pa O’Dwyer — 52.39 seconds
Shane Flowers — 56.three seconds
Rauno Heinla — Two meters (Farmer’s Stroll)

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Log Raise for Reps

Throughout the Log Raise for Reps — the third occasion of the competition — the opponents needed to elevate a 150-kilogram (330.7-pound) log overhead as many instances as doable inside a 75-second time restrict. After performing a profitable eight reps, Hooper gained his first occasion. Nakonechnyy and Novikov adopted in a tie for second place with seven reps every as they evenly break up factors for his or her outcomes. 

Mitchell Hooper — Eight reps
Pavlo Nakonechnyy — Seven reps
Oleksii Novikov — Seven reps
Rauno Heinla — 5 reps
Gavin Bilton — 4 reps
Graham Hicks — Three reps
Andy Black — One rep
Shane Flowers — Didn’t take part

Word: Singleton and O’Dwyer withdrew after the Medley, leaving an eight-athlete area by way of the rest of the competition. 

Entrance Maintain

Because the Giants Stay World Open rounded to an in depth, the Entrance Maintain awaited the remaining area of athletes. Right here, they needed to maintain up a 30-kilogram implement at shoulder peak for so long as they may. Whereas each competitor managed to carry it up for at the very least 30 seconds, Hooper gained a second-straight occasion by sustaining his maintain for 54.45 seconds. Graham Hicks (50.82 seconds) was in second whereas Nakonechnyy (47.38 seconds) tailed simply behind him in third. 

Mitchell Hooper — 54.45 seconds
Graham Hicks — 50.82 seconds
Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 47.38 seconds
Oleksii Novikov — 45.66 seconds
Rauno Heinla — 42.62 seconds
Gavin Bilton — 38.78 seconds
Shane Flowers — 36.17 seconds
Andy Black — 35.83 seconds

Atlas Stones

In strongman custom, the famed Atlas Stones closed this competitors. The 5 Atlas Stones had a weight vary of 100 to 180 kilograms (220.four to 396.eight kilos). Every of the opponents efficiently positioned all 5 stones on their respective podiums. With a lightning-quick time of 17 seconds, Pavlo Nakonechnyy gained the occasion and claimed the 2022 Giants Stay World Open title

Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 17.65 seconds
Gavin Bilton — 18.54 seconds
Oleksii Novikov — 19.57 seconds
Shane Flowers — 20.46 seconds
Mitchell Hooper — 21.32 seconds
Graham Hicks — 21.92 seconds
Rauno Heinla — 24.42 seconds
Andy Black — 27.63 seconds

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Worthy Stakes

Sometimes, the top-three finishers in Giants Stay competitions earn computerized qualification to the next yr’s World’s Strongest Man (WSM). After the 22-year-old Nakonechnyy’s win on this contest, he may make his WSM debut subsequent spring if he decides to compete. Hooper already has a spot within the 2023 WSM because of his stable efficiency within the Strongman Traditional, whereas Novikov has a lifetime invitation by advantage of successful the 2020 WSM. 

The 2022 Giants Stay World Tour Finals are subsequent for a few of these star strongmen. That contest will happen on October eight, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland.

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