Dmitri Skosyrskii is the winner of the 2023 Siberian Power Show (SPS). In the Russian strongman competition, showcasing some of the sport’s finest in the Eastern hemisphere, Skosyrskii successfully repeated as the champion. He is now a dominant three-time winner of the competition (2019, 2022-2023) that has only occurred since the year 2019. The only other winner in the SPS’s history is Georgia’s Konstantine Janashia in 2021. The contest, which also featured separate bodybuilding and powerlifting competitors, took place on Apr. 2, 2023, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and featured 11 competitors.
The runner-up to the 2023 SPS was David Shamey. Per Strongman Archives, the athlete improved upon two previous fifth-place finishes in the 2021 and 2022 iterations of the SPS. Rounding out the podium was Peiman Maheripourehir. The strongman does not often compete in full contests, usually electing to focus on his deadlift proficiency and the annual World Deadlift Championships (WDC). Nonetheless, a podium result is undoubtedly a quality placing for the veteran competitor.
The 2023 SPS featured six events. They were as follows:
2023 Siberian Power Show Events
- Max Deadlift
- Frame Carry (408 kilograms/899.5 pounds for max distance)
- Loading Race (120, 150, 180 kilograms/264.5, 330.7, 396.8 pounds, for time)
- Hercules Hold
- Cyr Dumbbell (110, 130, 146 kilograms/242.5, 286.6, 321.8 pounds)
- Max Atlas Stone
To help build his victory, Skosyrskii won the Hercules Hold (40.97 seconds) and tied for first place with the Cyr Dumbbell (130 kilograms/286.6 pounds). The athlete did not finish in lower than fourth place in any of the events.
Here are the final standings from the 2023 Siberian Power Show:
2023 Siberian Power Show Results | Final Standings
- Dmitrii Skosyrskii (Russia) — 58 points
- David Shamey (Russia) — 48.5 points
- Peiman Maheripourehir (Iran) — 46 points
- Vladimir Bulgakov (Russia) — 38 points
- Reza Gheitasi (Iran) — 36.5 points
- Wesley Claborn (United States) — 31 points
- Aurélien Le Jeune (France) — 29.5 points
- Petr Bukhonov (Russia) — 28.5 points
- Ramil Ramazanov (Russia) — 26 points
- Valery Savin (Russia) — 25.5 points
- Alexander Kuzmin (Russia) — 12.5 points
Skosyrskii’s victory is another cherry on top of a recent successful run. Per Strongman Archives, the athlete has won four of nine career contest appearances dating back to March 2019. He has only failed to qualify for the podium on one occasion, with a fourth-place result at the 2022 Forca Bruta.
In the context of the overall strongman sphere, the SPS might not carry the same status as other international competitions featuring some of the world’s most powerful athletes. That said, officially marking a competition dynasty of success is something Skosyrskii can, and likely will, bask in before he moves onto his next competitive endeavor.
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