A big payday awaits Strongmen and any athlete who succeeds at the 2022 Giants Live Open deadlift challenge set for August 6, 2022. The organization announced Tuesday that they will pay out $55,000 to anyone who can successfully deadlift 505kg (1,113.3 pounds) at their next competition this summer.
2021 Giants Live World Open hosted the World Deadlift Championships (WDC) last year. Making a return on Aug. 6, 2022, at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, WDC is back. As it stands, the show will likely function as its own event at the 2022 Giants Live World Open. In 2021, the promotion offered a similar prize with participants being awarded $50,000 for a successful 505kg deadlift.
Last year, Evan Singleton won the 2021 Giants Live Strongman World Open. The victory earned him an invite to the 2021 World’s Strongest Man competition as well as the second and third-place finishers. During the separate World Deadlift Championship event, Ivan Makarov secured first place with a 475kg deadlift.
The all-time world deadlift record has been largely untouched since Hafthor Björnsson shocked the world in 2020. The Icelandic titan broke 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall’s deadlift record by two pounds with his famous 501kg deadlift. With a big payday to any athlete who can break Hafthor’s record by four kilograms, surely the 2022 Giants Live World Open will be packed to the brim with some of the greatest talent available in strength sports.
Hafthor Björnsson’s Deadlift Record to be Challenged at Giants Live
With a bounty of $55,000 hanging in the balance, a commanding lineup of athletes will likely be in attendance looking to make powerlifting history. Giants Live World Open posted to their Instagram page Tuesday that they will be offering a massive payday to any athlete who can deadlift 505 kilograms (1,113.3 pounds).
” CALLING ALL STRENGTH ATHLETES
👉 Do YOU have what it takes to deadlift 505kg and win $55,000?
👉 Want an invite to the 2022 World Deadlift Championships on August 6th in Cardiff?
👉 Email [email protected] telling us why YOU should get the chance to prove yourself against the World’s Strongest Men!
Wildcard invite entries close 1st June 2022. Giants Live shared.