The fourth Latvian Strength Day has concluded with a new record – more than 9,692 active people came to more than 80 Strength sites across Latvia. These people did pull-ups a total of 96,030 times, which is 28,436 times more than in 2014. The number of participants has grown by 3,665 in comparison with last year.
Reinis Slajevs from Bauska established the best result in individual pull-up competition in Latvia – 80 pull-ups. The strongest female participant was Annija Gulite, who did 45 pull-ups, organizers say.
Best results in Latvia’s regions:
Latgale – Ernests Viskers and Janis Ancupans (both in Rezekne) – 32 pull-ups; Jekaterina Jermalenko (Daugavpils) – 29 pull-ups;
Vidzeme: Girts Mednis (Valka) – 42 pull-ups; Madara Paidere (Kekava) – 35 pull-ups;
Zemgale: Reinis Slajevs (Bauska) – 80 pull-ups; Lasma Bugovecka (Iecava) – 16 pull-ups;
Kurzeme: Renars Krastins (Talsi) and Gvido Salms (Liepaja) – 41 pull-ups; Alise Dosberga (Dundaga) – 30 pull-ups;
Riga: Arturs Sekins – 47 pull-ups; Annija Gulita – 45 pull-ups.
All kinds of people came to Strength sites throughout the day. All of them were led there by their desire to show their level of physical fitness. In Sigulda, a 13-year-old boy with one leg in cast did 15 pull-ups. In Daugavpils, a 72-year-old man did 17 pull-ups.
Singer Samata Tina did 3 pull-ups (as promised). LNT sports journalist Janis Traubergs did 15 pull-ups and actor Lauris Dzelzitis impressed the audience with a whole 17 pull-ups.
‘I had been preparing for this day very diligently. This result is a surprise for me as well. The great atmosphere over at the Strength site of Central Station helped as well. I imagine it was the same for every other location in Latvia. We can accomplish much together; we just need to inspire one another,’ – said Dzelzitis.
All-World Strength Day is held for the second time. The goal of this event is to set a new world record in the number of people doing pull-ups worldwide.