2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man & Strongest Woman Results — Milad Abasabadi and Joe Kimitaunga Win

Abasabadi beat 17 other elite strongmen across five events to claim the title. Kimitaunga beat Scarlett Harvey by half a point for the overall victory.

The 2022 Middle East’s Strongest Woman (MESW) and the 2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man (MESM) contests took place on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, 2022, respectively. The MESW saw four athletes representing Australia, Great Britain, and Canada clash across five events — Max Deadlift, Log Lift, Farmer’s and Yoke Medley, Arm-Over-Arm Pull, and the Atlas Stones. Likewise, the MESM featured 18 strongmen battling it out in the same events.

Milad Abasabadi emerged victorious in the 2022 MESM contest with 76.5 of a possible 90 points. He ranked one point ahead of runner-up Matin Ali Mohammadi. Joe Kimitaunga won the 2022 MESW contest by half a point over runner-up Scarlett Harvey. Here are the results of both contests:

2022 Middle East’s Strongest Results

Here are the results of both contests:

2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man

  1. Milad Abasabadi (Iran) — 76.5 points
  2. Matin Ali Mohammadi (Iran) — 75.5 points
  3. Dmitrii Skosyrskii (Russia) — 74 points
  4. Faramarz Rahmani (Iran) — 65 points
  5. Malek Jafari (Iran) — 62.5 points
  6. Fadi El Masri (Australia) — 60 points
  7. Rongo Keene (Australia) — 58 points
  8. Mohsen Masnabadi (Iran) — 58 points
  9. Jerome Pever (Nigeria) — 53.5 points
  10. Petr Martynenko (Russia) — 51.5 points
  11. Amir Sohrabi (Iran) — 47 points
  12. Irakli Datashvili (Russia) — 40.5 points
  13. Salman Salem (Bahrain) — 39 points
  14. Don Tiku (Cameroon) — 26.5 points
  15. Daniel Atallah (Lebanon) — 20.5 points
  16. Ben Jenkins (Australia) — 16 points
  17. Mohammad Sadeghi (Iran) — 15.5 points
  18. Ahmed Alismaily (Oman) — 7.5 points

2022 Middle East’s Strongest Woman

  1. Joe Kimitaunga (Australia) — 16 points
  2. Scarlett Harvey (UK) — 15.5 points
  3. Gabrielle Jenkins (Australia) — 11.5 points
  4. Krista Zhivago-Prall (Canada) — Seven points

Check out recaps of each event for both contests below.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man’s Events Recaps

Below are the results for each event in the 2022 MESM contest:

Max Deadlift

  1. Matin Ali Mohammadi — 440 kilograms
  2. Milad Abasabadi — 420 kilograms
  3. Dmitrii Skosyrskii — 400 kilograms (T-third)
  4. Mohsen Masnabadi — 400 kilograms (T-third)
  5. Salman Salem — 400 kilograms (T-third)
  6. Faramarz Rahmani — 380 kilograms (T-sixth)
  7. Fadi El Masri — 380 kilograms (T-sixth)
  8. Rongo Keene — 380 kilograms (T-sixth)
  9. Amir Sohrabi — 360 kilograms (T-ninth)
  10. Irakli Datashvili — 360 kilograms (T-ninth)
  11. Malek Jafari — 340 kilograms (T-11th)
  12. Don Tiku — 340 kilograms (T-11th)
  13. Jerome Pever — 320 kilograms
  14. Petr Martynenko — 300 kilograms (T-14th)
  15. Ben Jenkins — 300 kilograms (T-14th)
  16. Mohammad Sadeghi — 300 kilograms (T-14th)
  17. Daniel Atallah — 280 kilograms (T-17th)
  18. Ahmed Alismaily — 280 kilograms (T-17th)

Log Lift

Each strongman attempted to lift a 140-kilogram log for as many reps as possible.

  1. Dmitrii Skosyrskii — Nine reps
  2. Matin Ali Mohammadi — Eight reps (T-second)
  3. Milad Abasabadi — Eight reps (T-second)
  4. Mohsen Masnabadi — Seven reps (T-fourth)
  5. Rongo Keene — Seven reps (T-fourth)
  6. Irakli Datashvili — Seven reps (T-fourth)
  7. Amir Sohrabi — Six reps (T-seventh)
  8. Jerome Pever — Six reps (T-seventh)
  9. Petr Martynenko — Six reps (T-seventh)
  10. Mohammad Sadeghi — Six reps (T-seventh)
  11. Faramarz Rahmani — Five reps
  12. Malek Jafari — Four reps
  13. Daniel Atallah — Three reps
  14. Salman Salem — Two reps
  15. Fadi El Masri — One rep
  16. Don Tiku — No reps
  17. Ben Jenkins No reps
  18. Ahmed AlismailyNo reps

Farmer’s & Yoke Medley

Each strongman performed a 140-kilogram farmer’s carry, then a 350-kilogram yoke walk in the fastest time possible.

  1. Faramarz Rahmani — 13.87 seconds
  2. Rongo Keene — 14.32 seconds
  3. Malek Jafari — 14.72 seconds
  4. Dmitrii Skosyrskii — 15.03 seconds
  5. Matin Ali Mohammadi — 16.15 seconds
  6. Fadi El Masri — 16.52 seconds
  7. Jerome Pever — 16.56 seconds
  8. Milad Abasabadi — 17.05 seconds
  9. Petr Martynenko — 17.37 seconds
  10. Mohsen Masnabadi — 17.42 seconds
  11. Don Tiku — 17.48 seconds
  12. Amir Sohrabi — 17.89 seconds
  13. Salman Salem — 18.25 seconds
  14. Irakli Datashvili — 20.65 seconds
  15. Daniel Atallah — 26.90 seconds
  16. Ben Jenkins — 32.75 seconds
  17. Ahmed Alismaily — 6.5 meters
  18. Mohammad Sadeghi — One meter

Arm-Over-Arm Pull

  1. Fadi El Masri — 19.95 seconds
  2. Jerome Pever — 22.09 seconds
  3. Malek Jafari — 22.65 seconds
  4. Faramarz Rahmani — 22.97 seconds
  5. Milad Abasabadi — 26.84 seconds
  6. Petr Martynenko — 27.57 seconds
  7. Matin Ali Mohammadi — 30.22 seconds
  8. Mohsen Masnabadi — 30.81 seconds
  9. Amir Sohrabi — 31.71 seconds
  10. Dmitrii Skosyrskii — 34.72 seocnds
  11. Salman Salem — 37.65 seconds
  12. Don Tiku — 40.19 seconds
  13. Ben Jenkins — 42.64 seconds
  14. Irakli Datashvili — 47.55 seconds
  15. Rongo Keene — 54.17 seconds
  16. Daniel Atallah — 4.9 meters
  17. Ahmed Alismaily — 2.8 meters
  18. Mohammad Sadeghi — withdrew

Atlas Stones

The five Atlas Stones ranged from 100 to 180 kilograms. Each athlete attempted to load all five stones as fast as possible.

  1. Milad Abasabadi — Five in 19.60 seconds
  2. Dmitrii Skosyrskii — Five in 21.60 seconds
  3. Malek Jafari — Five in 24.10 seconds
  4. Matin Ali Mohammadi — Five in 25.79 seconds
  5. Petr Martynenko — Five in 26.27 seconds
  6. Fadi El Masri — Five in 26.58 seconds
  7. Faramarz Rahmani — Five in 29.38 seconds
  8. Rongo Keene — Five in 29.75 seconds
  9. Amir Sohrabi — Four in 18.44 seconds
  10. Mohsen Masnabadi — Four in 22.97 seconds
  11. Jerome Pever — Four in 25.37 seconds
  12. Irakli Datashvili — Four in 27.30 seconds
  13. Daniel Atallah — Four in 34.17 seconds
  14. Salman Salem — Four in 46.02 seconds
  15. Don Tiku — Three in 17.97 seconds
  16. Ben Jenkins — Three in 35.01 seconds
  17. Ahmed Alismaily — One in 13.42 seconds
  18. Mohammad Sadeghi — withdrew

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2022 Middle East’s Strongest Woman’s Events Recaps

Below are the results for each event in the 2022 MESW contest:

Max Deadlift

  1. Joe Kimitaunga — 180 kilograms
  2. Scarlett Harvey — 160 kilograms (T-second)
  3. Gabrielle Jenkins — 160 kilograms (T-second)
  4. Krista Zhivago-Prall — 150 kilograms

Log Lift

Each athlete attempted as many reps as possible with a 50-kilogram log.

  1. Joe Kimitaunga — 18 reps
  2. Scarlett Harvey — 10 reps
  3. Gabrielle Jenkins — Nine reps
  4. Krista Zhivago-Prall — Six reps

Farmer’s & Yoke Medley

The Medley consisted of a 70-kilogram farmer’s walk paired with a 125-kilogram yoke.

  1. Scarlett Harvey — 13.35 seconds
  2. Joe Kimitaunga — 15.34 seconds
  3. Gabrielle Jenkins — 15.42 seconds
  4. Krista Zhivago-Prall — 17.06 seconds

Arm-Over-Arm Pull

  1. Scarlett Harvey — 15.55 seconds
  2. Joe Kimitaunga — 16.90 seconds
  3. Gabrielle Jenkins — 17.56 seconds
  4. Krista Zhivago-Prall — 19.64 seconds

Atlas Stones

The five Atlas Stones ranged from 50 to 100 kilograms. Athletes attempted to load them in the fastest time possible.

  1. Joe Kimitaunga — Five in 22.19 seconds
  2. Krista Zhivago-Prall — Five in 72 seconds
  3. Scarlett Harvey — Four in 24.78 seconds
  4. Gabrielle Jenkins — Four in 36.88 seconds

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