The Arnold Classic is one of the world’s most prestigious multi-sport events that take place in Columbus, Ohio every year. And the Strongman competition is one of the main contests of focus as the sport is becoming increasingly more popular.
We’ve seen many world records broken by these behemoths, one of which Tom Stolman of Scotland is responsible for. He set the ‘Manhood Stone Over Bar’ (48″ height) record by lifting 273kg/602lbs which he made look rather easy. It’s one of the ‘Rogue Record Breakers’ so he also won a nice little check of $5,000 for his performance.
The previous record was held by 4X World’s Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw of the US who lifted 560 pounds (254.5 kg) in 2017.
Check out the world record lift below…
Stoltman is no stranger to outperforming with stones as he also clocked the fastest time, lifting 10 stones (100 to 200 kg) in 40.7 seconds at the 2019 World’s Ultimate Strongman competition.
This wasn’t the official Arnold Strongman Classic contest although this would make Stoltman’s first appearance at the prestigious event so this record-breaking feat was surely an exhilarating experience for him.
But now we look forward to the big event and you can learn how to watch the live stream here.