Bishop is, as soon as once more, the strongest man within the Kingdom.
The 2023 version of the Britain’s Strongest Man (BSM) contest noticed veteran Adam Bishop seize his second profession BSM title. Bishop’s first BSM win occurred in 2020 when he overcame the now two-time reigning World’s Strongest Man (WSM), Tom Stoltman, and Stoltman’s brother Luke. In line with Strongman Archives, that was additionally Bishop’s final skilled strongman win, together with his 2023 Giants Reside-organized victory ending an approximate three-year drought. Becoming a member of Bishop on the rostrum on the 2023 iteration of the BSM had been Gavin Bilton (second place) and 2019 BSM champion Graham Hicks (third).
Right here’s an summary of the ultimate standings from the 2023 BSM competitors, which came about in Sheffield, England, on Jan. 28, 2023:
2023 Britain’s Strongest Man Closing Standings
- Adam Bishop — 53.5 factors | Champion
- Gavin Bilton — 50 factors
- Graham Hicks — 48 factors
- Paul Smith — 43 factors
- Kane Francis — 36 factors
- Andy Black — 35.5 factors
- Mark Felix — 32 factors
- Ryan Bennett — 29 factors
- Louis Jack — 23.5 factors
- Zake Muluzi —17.5 factors
- Cilléin Groom — 17 factors
- Shane Flowers — One level (didn’t end — withdrew)
The one-day BSM contest featured 5 occasions for the respective rivals to work by way of: the Deadlift Ladder, Automobile Stroll, Viking Press for Reps, Loading Race, and Energy Stairs. In an all-around dominant efficiency, Bishop received 4 of the 5 occasions save for the Viking Press for Reps, the place he completed in seventh place.
Given the context of Bishop lastly getting off the schneid to face on high of a podium once more, he was understandably fairly glad together with his efficiency within the aftermath. Bishop had completed in third place in the course of the 2022 BSM, and that disappointing shortcoming appeared to encourage him to return stronger than ever.
In response, the skilled strongman shared a radical, appreciative reflection on his second BSM title and his first win in over three years.
“Again on the high as soon as once more, two occasions because the Britain’s Strongest Man,” Bishop began. “Wonderful night time with [Giants Live]. It’s at all times my favorite present of the yr with the ever-awesome Sheffield crowd. After the frustration of final yr, it felt nice to place in a powerful efficiency and get that trophy again in my arms. A giant thanks to all the crowd, [the Giants Live] crew, and my fellow rivals for placing on such a spectacle of energy.
It was a pleasure sharing the rostrum with my associates, Gavin Bilton and Graham Hicks. The 2023 season has obtained off to the proper begin. Let’s preserve this factor rolling.”
The 2023 aggressive yr arguably couldn’t have gotten off to a greater begin for Bishop. The athlete will now probably flip his consideration to notching a spot within the 2023 WSM on Apr. 19-23, 2023, in Myrtle Beach, SC. His greatest profession end result throughout that contest was a sixth-place end in 2020. Chances are high, Bishop may parlay being a two-time BSM champion right into a benchmark efficiency at strongman’s largest competitors.
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