The 2023 Arnold Sports Festival from March 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH, was flush with action across various strength sports. Nick Walker and Samson Dauda clashed at the top two in the Arnold Classic, with Dauda claiming the title for the first time in his career. Victoria Long and Mitchell Hooper won the Arnold Strongwoman Classic and Arnold Strongman Classic, respectively, in convincing fashion. Records were eviscerated at the Rogue Record Breakers event.
While all that marquee action was occurring, however, some of the greatest strength athletes alive were competing on the floors of the Arnold Expo, including a deadlifting showcase between 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Hafthor Björnsson and all-time raw powerlifting total world record holder Dan Bell. Check it out in the video below, courtesy of Björnsson’s YouTube channel:
25 kilograms at a time.
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