The title of the World’s Strongest Man is coveted by many men because of their interest in physical strength. Unfortunately, only a small number of applicants are given the opportunity to be considered. They’ve had to put in a lot of effort to get where they are. It’s hard to fathom how hard they work out.
During the course of the year, athletes from all over Europe and beyond compete to become the world’s best.
Martins Licis, won the 2021 World’s Strongest Man Competition in Florida after Game of Thrones actor Hafór Jlus Björnsson tore his plantar fascia on the first day of the competition.
Since the Highland games and Olympic weightlifting started, it has become harder and harder to figure out who is the strongest man.
Our many ways of figuring out who is the strongest among us have just led to groups that support the best athletes in their sport or group.
Brian Shaw of the United States, a four-time World’s Strongest Man champion, placed second in last year’s Arnold Strongman Classic, with Hafór Jlus Bjornsson of Iceland coming out on top.
In his own right, a record-holder. Shaw broke Terry Holland’s record by qualifying for the WSM finals for the ninth year in a row, demonstrating that he is in it to win it.
The 30-year-old Icelandic bodybuilder is one of the world’s most famous. Bjornsson is the first individual to win the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s Strongest Man, and the World’s Strongest Man in the same calendar year.
He couldn’t defend his title because on the first day of the 2019 World’s Strongest Man competition, he tore his plantar fascia. However, hoisting atlas stones was not his first passion. No, the sport was basketball. He was also rather adept at it. An ankle injury, however, ended his passion for basketball.
Savickas has won the Arnold Strongman Classic seven times (from 2003 to 2008 and again in 2014). The Arnold Strongman Classic is seen as a better test of pure strength than the more popular WSM competition. Savickas has won the Arnold Strongman Classic seven times (from 2003 to 2008 and again in 2014). The Arnold Strongman Classic is seen as a better test of pure strength than the more popular WSM competition.
On his way to winning the IFSA Strongman World Championship in 2005, he smashed three world records. The next year, he again earned the highest awards. Savickas placed second in the WSM competition in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He often won the categories that required pure strength but did less well in the ones that required speed and agility. He snapped the run in 2009 by winning the WSM, a feat he would repeat in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
Savickas achieved a new world record with a 500-pound log lift in 2014, adding to his previous amazing totals: an 880-pound raw squat, a 900-pound deadlift, and a 629-pound bench.
Henry is the first person in history to simultaneously hold the U.S. weightlifting and powerlifting superheavyweight titles.
Even though Henry has done a lot of great things, Todd thinks he has even more potential that we never got to see because he was in WWE.
Many believe “Kaz” to be the strongest of the strong, and it is difficult to disagree. Kazmaier won the WSM competition in 1980, 1981, and 1982. In 1983, he was not allowed to compete because the event’s organizers thought that if he kept competing, no one else would ever have a chance to win.
Kaz was the first person to lift all five of the 90-to-160-kilogram McGlashen stones (about 200 and 350 pounds). His 661-pound bench press was the world record for a long time, and he would have broken it if he hadn’t had a pec rupture soon after. His total of 2,425 pounds, set in 1981, is still the raw (no bench shirt, no squat suit) powerlifting record today.
At the age of 25, Kieliszkowski is one of the World’s Strongest Men circuit’s youngest participants. He was the Arnold Strongman Classic’s youngest competitor at the age of 22. An event at the WSM finals a year later saw him defeat strongman veterans in the frame carry by a margin of 17.69 seconds. This guy is going to get a lot more attention this year.
When Virastyuk won the 2004 World’s Strongest Man and the 2007 IFSA World Championship, he became the first individual ever to win both contests. When he won in the IFSA event, he beat out the man who was at the top of this list. Additionally, the Ukrainian powerlifter finished a respectable second three times in the Arnold Strongman Classic (2005–07). Virastyuk, now 40, has been out of competition for some time, but his achievements and legacy will carry on for many years to come.
Andy Bolton, a Briton, is the first person in history to lift 1,000 pounds in the deadlift. He broke his personal record twice in competition, pulling 1,003 pounds the first time and 1,008 pounds per second. As of this writing, Bolton has the fourth-highest squat of all time with 1213.63 pounds and the third-highest three-lift total of 2,806.34 pounds. He once said that his goal was to break the 3,000-pound total, which is something that most powerlifters have never even thought about doing.