The sport of Strongwoman has been gaining popularity in recent times, giving these incredible women more opportunities to show off their strength. Many major promoters and organizers started including Strongwoman divisions in their competitions, which included the recent 2022 Arnold’s Sports Festival UK. So, the 2022 Arnold’s UK Strongwoman Pro concluded on Saturday, September 24th, following six interesting events.
The 2022 Arnold’s UK Strongwoman Pro consisted of four weight classes. Those were the U64KG, U73KG, U82KG, and the Open weight class. Here are the winners of each weight class.
2022 Arnold Strongwoman UK Results:
- U64KG — Rhianon Lovelace
- U73KG — Chloe Brennan
- U82KG — Donna Moore
- Open — Lucy Underdown
Most people seemed to be interested in the Open division, which is probably the most popular weight class.
Winners of U64KG
Winners of U73KG
Winners of U82KG
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2022 Arnold Strongwoman Pro — Open Results
- Lucy Underdown — 36 points
- Katie Smith — 21 points
- Naomi Hadley — 21 points
- Aneta Brzáková — 18 points
- Emma-Jane Smith — 6 points
- Mel Smith — 3 points
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Event One — Deadlift
The events for the 2022 Arnold Strongwoman Pro were identical to those of the 2022 Arnold Strongman Classic UK. The only difference were the weight increments. So, the women in the Open division started with a 225-kilogram (496-pound) deadlift for reps.
Obviously, the greatest Strongwoman deadlifter ever, Lucy Underdown, easily won this event. She performed 10 reps, while the second-place finisher, Katie Smith, only managed to do three.
- Lucy Underdown — 10 reps
- Katie Smith — 3 reps
- Naomi Hadley — 2 reps
- Aneta Brzáková — 1 rep
- Emma-Jane Smith — 0 reps
- Mel Smith — 0 reps
Event Two — Bag Over Bar
For the second event, Open division women threw four bags weighing 13 kilograms (28.6 pounds) to 19 kilograms (42 pounds) over a 4-meter (13 feet) high bar.
Lucy Underdown once again got the maximum points, as this event saw her be the only competitor to complete all four bags. Aneta Brzáková and Naomi Hadley completed three bags, but Aneta did it much quicker.
- Lucy Underdown — 4 in 19.91 s
- Emma-Jane Smith — 1 in 6.42 s
- Katie Smith — 2 in 48.7 s
- Aneta Brzáková — 3 in 19.94 s
- Naomi Hadley — 3 in 59.47 s
- Mel Smith — 0 bags
Event Three — Yoke
An incredibly heavy Yoke was placed ahead of the competitors for their third challenge of the competition. To be precise, it weighed 290 kilograms (639.3 pounds), while the length of the track was 10 meters in one direction. Athletes had to cross the track and bring the yoke back, so 20 meters in total.
Carrying momentum from the first two events, Lucy Underdown narrowly edged out Naomi Hadley for the first place finish. Apart from these two, only Katie Smith was able to finish the course.
- Lucy Underdown — 21.33 s
- Emma-Jane Smith — 14.6 meters
- Katie Smith — 44.34 s
- Aneta Brzáková — 15.2 meters
- Naomi Hadley — 24.22 s
- Mel Smith — 4.4 meters
Event Four — Farmer’s Carry
Contrary to the other five events, the 2022 Arnold’s Strongwoman Pro and 2022 Arnold Strongman Classic differed in one event. While the men had the Arnold’s Stone Carry, the women had a Farmer’s Carry. The weight for women came out to 110 kilograms (242.5 pounds) and they had to carry it for a total of 20 meters.
Lucy Underdown won the event, but she had to dig deep to outperform Katie Smith. Although it was a challenge, Lucy carried her 100% win streak over to the next event.
- Lucy Underdown — 12.23 s
- Emma-Jane Smith — 29.83 s
- Katie Smith — 14.76 s
- Aneta Brzáková — 19.02 s
- Naomi Hadley — 25.52 s
- Mel Smith — 0 meters
Event Five — Dumbbell Press
The fifth event of the 2022 Arnold’s UK Strongwoman Pro was especially taxing for the competitors. The Dumbbell for reps was the penultimate event of the 2022 Arnold’s ’s Strongwoman Pro. The dumbbell in question weighed 50 kilograms (110 pounds), while the time cap was 60 seconds.
This event wreaked havoc on the lineup of Strongwoman athletes, since no one except Lucy Underdown managed to complete any reps. On the other hand, Lucy could have won with one rep, but she pushed herself and completed three.
- Lucy Underdown — 3 reps
- Emma-Jane Smith — 0 reps
- Katie Smith — 0 reps
- Aneta Brzáková — 0 reps
- Naomi Hadley — 0 reps
- Mel Smith — 0 reps
Event Six — Atlas Stones
The final event of the 2022 Arnold’s Strongwoman Pro were the Atlas Stones and they were relatively heavy. The five implements they used ranged from 100 kilograms (220 pounds) to 140 kilograms (308 pounds).
Lucy Underdown had enough points to win even before the Atlas Stones, but other women still had plenty to battle for. Nevertheless, Lucy still won this event and proved why she is the best.
- Lucy Underdown — 5 in 29.13 s
- Naomi Hadley — 5 in 71.83 s
- Katie Smith — 4 in 17.17 s
- Aneta Brzáková — 3 in 26.73 s
- Mel Smith — 1 in 22.36 s
- Emma-Jane Smith — 0 stones
Related: Strongwoman Lucy Underdown Deadlifts 617lbs Ahead of 2022 UK’s Strongest Woman Contest
This performance from Lucy Underdown has arguably been her most dominant yet. In addition, since she is becoming very successful, many people tend to think that she has been competing for many years. However, she has been competing in Strongwoman for just over two years, so there is still a lot of potential for her to unleash. Her greatest success so far is winning the 2022 England’s Strongest Woman competition and also finishing in third place of the 2021 & 2022 UK’s Strongest Woman.
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