UK's strongest men and women descend on Doncaster Dome

UK's strongest men and women descend on Doncaster Dome

By Admin | 05/05/2022

UK's strongest men and women descend on Doncaster Dome

FROM flipping tyres to deadlifting cars — some of the strongest men and women from the four nations descended on the Doncaster Dome last Saturday.

Battling it out at the Gorilla Glue UK’s Strongest Man Tour, the giants entertained the bumper South Yorkshire crowd by flipping tyres, deadlifting cars, and lifting the iconic Stones of Strength.

Event one was the tyre flip. Three-time World’s Strongest Woman Donna Moore was in impressive form, but it was current World’s Strongest Woman Rebecca Roberts from Wales who flew down the course to take the opening event.

England’s Andrew Flynn took an early lead for the men with a lightning-fast time.

Pressing a colossal dumbbell over their head as many times as possible in 75 seconds was event two.

Moore and Roberts blew away the competition both scoring eight repetitions. Andrew Flynn continued his impressive start by throwing the 90kg dumbbell up four times.

In the deadlift for reps, England’s Lucy Underdown pulled a world record 18 reps to take the event.

Wales’ Desmond Gahan smashed the competition for the men, pulling ten reps to take the event.

The iconic Stones of Strength were next. Roberts again took the points heading into the final event in the woman’s competition by completing four of the five stones in the quickest time.

The stones event was used as a play-off for third and fourth position in the men’s competition.

It was an all-Scottish affair with Scott Milne and Chris Beetham going head-to-head.

Beetham guaranteed his place in the forthcoming UK’s Strongest Man final — to be held in Milton Keynes later in the year — with a dramatic run just pipping Milne to the fifth and final stone.

With the men’s competition complete, it came down to the final event for the women — the deadlift car hold.

Roberts continued her dominance guaranteeing the UK’s Strongest Woman title was heading to Wales.

South Yorkshire fans left the Dome satisfied after a festival of muscle, sweat and chalk, with many checking their diaries for next year in the hope the event returns to Doncaster.


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