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2013 World's Strongest Man

2013 World's Strongest Man
Host city China Sanya, China
Winner United States Brian Shaw
Nations participating 18
Athletes participating 30

The 2013 World's Strongest Man was the 36th edition of World's Strongest Man. The event was held in Haitang Bay, Sanya, China, the same host city as the 2006 World's Strongest Man contest.[1] The qualifying heats were held from August 17–20 and the finals on Aug. 23 & 24.[1] The event was sponsored by the Commerce Casino and will be broadcast in the United States on the CBS Sports Network.[2] Brian Shaw from the United States placed first, winning his second WSM title after winning in 2011.[3] Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania was second after finishing 1st the year before, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson from Iceland was third for the second year in a row.[3]

Contents

Line-upEdit

Qualified athletesEdit

Name Nationality WSM record other achievements
BestNick Best[4]   United States 6th place 2010 World's Strongest Man 2nd place Giants Live Australia 2012 & 2013
1st place 2010 All-American Strongman Challenge, 2nd place 2011, 3rd place 2012
9th place 2006 IFSA Strongman World Championships
2nd place Strongman Super Series Romania 2009
3rd overall 2009 Strongman Super Series
2nd place Strongman Super Series 2010 Sweden
9th place 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic, 7th place 2011
3rd place 2007 America's Strongest Man, 4th place 2008
1996 & 1997 USAPL National Powerlifting Champion 125 kg class
1996 WDFPF World Powerlifting Champion 125 kg class
ScheunFrankie Scheun[4]   South Africa 3rd place Giants Live Australia 2013
2013 Southern Hemisphere's Strongest Man champion
BurkeMike Burke[5]   United States 1st place Giants Live Hungary 2013
3rd place Giants Live Australia 2012
1st place 2011 Olympia Strongman Challenge
3rd place 2011 America's Strongest Man
1st place 2012 All-American Strongman Challenge
5th place 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic
SavickasŽydrūnas Savickas   Lithuania 2009, 2010 & 2012 World's Strongest Man champion
2nd place 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011 World's Strongest Man
6-time winner of Arnold Strongman Classic from 2003–2008, 2nd place 2010, 3rd place 2011
2-time winner IFSA Strongman World Championships, 3rd place 2007
2008 & 2012 Strongman Champions League overall champion, 2nd place overall 2011
2009 Fortissimus champion, 2nd place 2008
2004 overall winner Strongman Super Series, 3rd in 2002, 2nd in 2003
4-time winner World Log Lift Championships 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012
2010, 2012 & 2013 Europe's Strongest Man winner
1st place Giants Live Turkey 2010
10-time winner of Lithuania's Strongest Man
2nd place 2000 IPF World Powerlifting Championships in +125 kg class
LalasVytautas Lalas   Lithuania 2nd place 2012 World's Strongest Man
7th place 2011 World's Strongest Man
2nd place 2012 & 2013 Europe's Strongest Man
2013 Arnold Strongman Classic winner
3rd place Giants Live London 2011
winner Strongman Champions League 2011 Finland
3rd place 2011 World Log Lift Championships
winner 2010 Lithuania's Strongest Man
winner 2010 Giants Live Poland
RadzikowskiKrzysztof Radzikowski[6]   Poland 6th place 2012 World's Strongest Man 3rd place 2013 Europe's Strongest Man
1st place Giants Live Poland 2012
1st place Giants Live Poland 2011
2nd place 2009 World Log Lift Championships, 3rd place 2012
3rd place 2008 & 2009 Poland's Strongest Man
2012 WSF World Strongmen Championships winner
1st place WSF World Cup Uzbekistan 2012
HallEddy Hall   United Kingdom 2011 & 2012 UK's Strongest Man champion
2nd place 2013 Giants Live Hungary
SolvangBjørn Andre Solvang   Norway 3rd place 2013 Giants Live Hungary
2nd place Norway's Strongest Man 2013
JenkinsMike Jenkins[5]   United States 8th place 2011 World's Strongest Man, 5th place 2012 World's Strongest Man 1st place 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic, 2nd place 2011
1st place Giants Live Australia 2012
2nd place 2010 America's Strongest Man
ShawBrian Shaw   United States 2011 World's Strongest Man champion
2nd place 2010 World's Strongest Man, 3rd place 2009 World's Strongest Man, 4th place 2012 World's Strongest Man
2011 Arnold Strongman Classic champion, 4th place 2012, 2nd place 2013
2013 Arnold Classic Spain champion
2009 & 2010 Strongman Super Series overall champion
winner Giants Live London 2011 event
3rd place Fortissimus 2009
2nd place Giants Live Turkey 2010
Johannes ArsjoJohannes Årsjö   Sweden 6th place 2012 World's Strongest Man 1st place Giants Live Norway 2013
2nd place 2012 Giants Live Finland
2 time Sweden's Strongest Man 2009, 2010
3rd place Giants Live Ukraine 2010
Akos NagyAkos Nagy   Hungary 1st place 2012 Giants Live Hungary, 4th place 2013
Lauri NamiLauri Nami   Estonia 3rd place 2013 Giants Live Poland
3rd place 2012 Giants Live Finland
3rd place 2012 Strongman Champions League Serbia
HollandsTerry Hollands[6]   United Kingdom 3rd place 2007 World's Strongest Man
3rd place 2011 World's Strongest Man
7th place 2006
10th place 2008
6th place 2009
8th place 2010
8th place 2012
Britain's Strongest Man 2007 champion
UK's Strongest Man 2005 champion
England's Strongest Man (WSM) 2009
Strongman Champions League 2010 overall champion
1st place 2011 All-American Strongman Challenge
7th place 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic
PritchettJerry Pritchett   United States 2nd place 2013 Giants Live England
6th place 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic
HansenOle Martin Hansen   Norway Norway's Strongest Man 2012
Norway's Strongest Man 2013
2nd place 2013 Giants Live Nordic Challenge

Qualifying HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson   Iceland 31.5
2 Robert Oberst   United States 29
3 Lauri Nami   Estonia 24
4 Nick Best   United States 14.5
5 Laurence Shahlaei   UK 12
6 Wu Long   China 6

[7]

Heat 2Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Vytautas Lalas   Lithuania 29
2 Johannes Arsjo   Sweden 29
3 Jerry Pritchett   United States 20
4 Gerhard Van Staden   South Africa 18
5 Graham Hicks   UK 16
6 Scott Cummine   Canada 14

[7]

Heat 3Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw   United States 34
2 Terry Hollands   UK 28
3 Martin Wildauer   Austria 23.5
4 Dainis Zageris   Latvia 19
5 Juha Matt Jarvi   Finland 11
6 Frankie Scheun   South Africa 10.5

[7]

Heat 4Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Zydrunas Savickas   Lithuania 29.5
2 Mike Burke   United States 27.5
3 Krzysztof Radzikowski   Poland 22.5
4 Mark Felix   UK 21
5 Bjorn Andre Solvang   Norway 14
6 Alex Moonen   Netherlands 11.5

[7]

Heat 5Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Mikhail Koklyaev   Russia 25.5
2 Mike Jenkins   United States 25
3 Eddie Hall   UK 24
4 Warrick Brant   Australia 21.5
5 Akos Nagy   Hungary 15
6 Lloyd Renals   UK 14

[7]

FinalsEdit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw 2nd WSM title   United States 51
2 Zydrunas Savickas   Lithuania 48
3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson   Iceland 42
4 Mike Jenkins   United States 41
5 Mike Burke   United States 38.5
6 Vytautas Lalas   Lithuania 34
7 Terry Hollands   UK 28 (injured)
8 Johannes Arsjo   Sweden 16
9 Robert Oberst   United States 14
10 Mikhail Koklyaev   Russia 2 (injured)

[3]

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