The rematch between two World’s Strongest Man winners is on.
The 2023 World’s Strongest Nation (WSN) contest is about to happen on Nov. 18, 2023 in Liverpool, England. It will likely be the second version of this distinctive contest that features each strongmen and strongwomen competing on behalf of their nations.
On Might 12, 2023, Giants Stay introduced the captains for Group UK and Group USA, and they’re the identical captains because the 2022 contest — 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) winner Eddie Hall will lead Group UK and the 2019 WSM champion Martins Licis will likely be on the head of Group USA.
On the time of this text’s publication, neither Corridor nor Licis made any statements or shared their ideas in regards to the announcement. It will likely be the second time that Corridor and Licis face off as captains for his or her respective nations.
Licis was a alternative captain after Robert Oberst bowed out for undisclosed causes. Neither man has competed in strongman because the first matchup within the inaugural World’s Strongest Nation occasion, which was held on Nov. 26, 2022 in Liverpool. The UK workforce received that contest, however Corridor suffered a torn teres minor when competing within the Viking Press.
One of many most important highlights of that present got here from neither of the WSM champions. Gabi Dixson of Group USA dominated the Hercules Hold occasion by holding on to the pillars for a time of 1 minute, 8.61 seconds, which was the longest of any lady and solely behind Group UK’s Mark Felix, who managed to take care of his grip for practically 20 extra seconds.
Corridor’s and Licis’ teammates — 4 males and 4 ladies on every workforce — haven’t been introduced as of this writing, however their very own accolades make this contest a must-see. Corridor was the primary man to deadlift 500 kilograms (1,102 kilos) in 2016, and he adopted that up by successful the 2017 WSM title.
After successful the 2018 Britain’s Strongest Man contest, he retired from competition. His look within the World’s Strongest Nation was his first sanctioned strongman occasion since. He stayed concerned with the game in a media-based function, reasonably than instantly competing, in addition to being one of many stars of the Historical past Channel’s sequence, Strongest Males in Historical past.
Licis made one in every of his earliest huge impacts on the game when he received the 2019 Arnold Strongman USA contest, and he completed second within the Arnold Strongman Classic to Hafthor Björnsson. That very same yr, he received the WSM title. After taking on a yr off to recuperate from accidents, he received the 2021 Rogue Invitational Strongman contest, and he claimed the 2022 Arnold Strongman Basic six months later. Licis completed because the runner-up in that yr’s WSM to Tom Stoltman.
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