Christiane Schmidt Breaks Rolling Thunder World Record

Christiane Schmidt completed 8 consecutive Rolling Thunder pull-ups to break the women’s world record. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Armin Alldag Christiane Schmidt completed 8 consecutive Rolling Thunder pull-ups to break the women’s world record. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Armin Alldag

Competing at the German Grip Meeting 2017 organized by Stefan Falke in Hannover, Germany last Saturday, Christiane Schmidt broke the Rolling Thunder world record by knocking out 8 pull-ups.



Christiane Schmidt held the former women's world record for Rolling Thunder pull-ups at 7 repetitions and looking at the power she showed on this performance, it seems likely that she will push this record even higher.

Here is link to a video of her performance:

Christiane Schmidt 8 reps Rolling Thunder Pull-ups

On the men’s side, there was a strong field, including three bold-face names in the grip strength world:

• Stefan Falke (certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper), the Red Nail, and the Crushed-To-Dust! Challenge
• Carl-August Mertz (certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper, the Red Nail and the Crushed-To-Dust Challenge)
• Gabriel Sum (certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper, and the Captains of Crush No. 3.5 gripper).

and events were the IronMind Hub (maximum weight), Inch Dumbbell (reps), Little Big Horn (time), a medley and bending.

Carl-August Mertz took first place overall, Stefan Falke was second and Gabriel Sum was third.


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