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The 2001 World's Strongest Man was the 24th edition of World's Strongest Man and was won by Svend Karlsen from Norway. It was his first title after finishing second the previous year. 1998 winner Magnus Samuelsson from Sweden finished second after finishing third the previous year, and 2000 winner Janne Virtanen from Finland finished third. The contest was held at Victoria Falls, Zambia.[1]

2001 World's Strongest Man
Host cityZambia Victoria Falls, Zambia
WinnerNorway Svend Karlsen
Nations participating17
Athletes participating30

Qualifying heatsEdit

Heat 1[2]Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Juha-Matti Räsänen   Finland 26
2 Wout Zijlstra   Netherlands 25.5
3 Rob Dixon   United Kingdom 24
4 Karl Gillingham   United States 21.5
5 Derek Boyer   Australia 20
6 Israel Garrido   Spain 9

Magnus Ver Magnusson of Iceland was originally intended to be within this Heat but had to withdraw making room for the reserve Israel Garrido.[3]

Heat 2[2]Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Svend Karlsen   Norway 27.5
2 Hugo Girard   Canada 27
3 Mark Philippi   United States 22.5
4 Torbjörn Samuelsson   Sweden 21
5 Marc Iliffe   United Kingdom 14.5
6 Regin Vagadal   Faroe Islands 13.5

Heat 3[2]Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Magnus Samuelsson   Sweden 28
2 Martin Muhr   Germany 26
3 Travis Lyndon   Canada 25
4 Raimonds Bergmanis   Latvia 17.5
5 Johnny Perry   United States 16.5
6 Glenn Ross   United Kingdom 13

Heat 4[2]Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Janne Virtanen   Finland 31
2 Andrew Raynes   United Kingdom 21
3 Heinz Ollesch   Germany 20
4 Ralf Ber   Austria 20
5 Brian Schoonveld   United States 17
6 Levi Vaoga   New Zealand 17

Bill Lyndon of Australia was originally intended to be within this Heat but had to withdraw making room for the Levi Vaoga who was not down as an official reserve.[3]

Heat 5[2]Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Phil Pfister   United States 31
2 Jarek Dymek   Poland 30
3 Odd Haugen   Norway 21
4 Adrian Rollinson   United Kingdom 18.5
5 Johan van Heerden   South Africa 16.5
6 Flemming Rasmussen   Denmark 7

ReservesEdit

Final resultsEdit

#[1] Name[1] Nationality[1] Pts[1]
1 Svend Karlsen   Norway 53.5
2 Magnus Samuelsson   Sweden 51.5
3 Janne Virtanen   Finland 50
4 Phil Pfister   United States 46
5 Martin Muhr   Germany 40
6 Hugo Girard   Canada 38.5
7 Jarek Dymek   Poland 30
8 Wout Zijlstra   Netherlands 28.5
9 Juha-Matti Räsänen   Finland 25.5
10 Andrew Raynes   United Kingdom 18.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "theworldsstrongestman.com". Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e "theworldsstrongestman.com Archive of 2001 Qualifying round". Archived from the original on 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
  3. ^ a b Archive of worldsstrongestman.com - 2001 summary

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