Vytautas Lalas

Vytautas Lalas (born July 21, 1982) is a professional strongman competitor from Mažeikiai, Lithuania, currently residing in Dublin, Ireland.[1]

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Lalas won the junior Lithuanian championships in 2005,[1] and Lithuania’s Strongest Man in 2010.[2]

Lalas won the Giants Live Poland event on August 8, 2010.[2] This victory qualified Lalas for the 2010 World’s Strongest Man competition in Sun City, South Africa, but he was unable to qualify for the finals.

Lalas placed third in the 2011 Giants Live London event in March.

Vytautas won the Strongman Champions League Finland event on June 12, 2011, and placed second at the 2011 SCL Bulgaria event.[3]

Vytautas placed second at the 2012 Europe’s Strongest Man contest which qualified him for the 2012 World’s Strongest Man contest later in the year where he eventually placed second in the finals behind fellow Lithuanian Žydrūnas Savickas.[4]

Vytautas set a new world record in the squat event in the qualifying heats at the 2012 WSM by squatting 700 lb (320 kg) for 11 repetitions.[5]

Vytautas has a younger brother, Marius Lalas, who is also a professional strongman competitor who achieved a 3rd place finish at the 2012 Strongman Champions League Russia contest.[6]

Vytautas finished third at the inaugural 2012 SCL Savickas Classic and third at the 2012 World Log Lift Championships in Vilnius, Lithuania on Oct. 7, 2012.[7]

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