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Victoria Long Wins 2023 Arnold Strongwoman Classic


What a performance by the USA’s Victoria Long on the second day of competition at the 2023 Arnold Strongwoman Classic (ASWC). Many thought they were justified in writing Long off after a lackluster Day One performance, but a clean sweep on Day Two — winning all three events and scoring a world record in the Elephant Bar Deadliftled to the crown adorning Long’s head.

Check out the overall results followed by Long’s individual event results below:

2023 Arnold Strongwoman Classic Results

Victoria Long — 40.5 points
Rebecca Roberts — 38 points
Andrea Thompson — 36 points
Olga Liashchuk — 34 points
Inez Carrasquillo — 31.5 points
Donna Moore — 21.5 points
Samantha Belliveau — 20 points
Melissa Peacock — 20 points
Hannah Linzay — 19 points
Tamara Walcott — 13.5 points

[Related:  2023 Arnold Strongwoman Classic Day Two Recap]

2023 Arnold Strongwoman Classic Results — Victoria Long

Here is how Long fared in each of the five events across the two days of competition in Columbus, OH:

Event One — Wheel of Pain | Seventh Place, 14.33 meters (47.o1 feet)
Event Two — The American Oak | Fourth Place, Two Reps (w/122 kilograms)
Event Three — Elephant Bar Deadlift | 295 kilograms (651 pounds) — New World Record
Event Four — Steintossen Stone Throw | First Place, 3.31 meters (10.86 feet)
Event Five — Timber Frame Carry | First Place, 6.36 seconds

After a subpar event one finish with a seventh-place rank in the Wheel of Pain, Long did not look back. She closed out the first day with a fourth-place finish but then dominated on Day Two.

Three events on the second day of competition and three wins for Long. Her Elephant Bar Deadlift surpassed the previous all-time world record of 641 pounds by Tamara Walcott by a whopping 10 pounds. 

[Related: Kassandra Gillis Victorious at the 2023 Wellness International]

In the Steintossen Stone Throw, Long was the lone strongwoman to exceed the 10-foot milestone. In fact, no other strongwoman tossed over nine feet. Long was closer to 11 feet when all was said and done.

To close out the weekend, Long knew she needed to beat Liashchuk by at least two ranks, and she did so and then some. A tremendous run that was one of only two heats below seven seconds.

Featured image: @onestongb on Instagram

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