In his seventh consecutive trip to the WSM podium, Halfthor Bjornsson took first place in the World’s Strongest Man Competition. Thor won the Overhead Press and Loading Race on his way to securing first overall, with Mateusz Kieliszkowski finishing in second and former champion Brian Shaw taking third.
Previous Champion and UK lifter Eddie Hall did not compete this year.
The results will become official when the Program airs live on TV later this year (UK – December and USA – June).
1. Hafthor Bjornsson — 51.5 Points
2. Mateusz Kieliszkowski — 45 Points
3. Brian Shaw — 44 Points
4. Martins Licis — 38.5 Points
5. Jean-François Caron — 35 Points
6. Johan Els — 30 Points
7. Matjaz Belsak — 28.5 Points
8. Konstantine Janashia — 22 Points
9. Robert Oberst — 19.5 Points
10. Zydrunas Savickas (withdrew after Event 4) — 9 Points
Check out Thor in action.
Non adjustable Conan’s wheel at WSM. I don’t think this was designed for guys like me over 2 meters tall ?Just as well I’ve been practicing my deep squats. Here’s a 350kg in the hole ?? #asstograss @sbdapparel @roguefitness @australianstrengthcoach @theworldsstrongestman @andrimarinn @andrireyr @stefansolvi @kelc33 @basebodybabes
Failure/mistake is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success ? I made the decision to use gloves in today’s event because many of the athletes were ripping their hands apart on the rope. The gloves ended up slipping which cost me the event, but I was in a position where I had the option to take a risk like this. On the plus side, my hands are intact for when it counts. Tomorrow is another day and I’m still in the exact position I want to be in. Let’s do this ? #TeamThor #WSM2018 @theworldsstrongestman @australianstrengthcoach @sbdapparel @roguefitness • ? @andrimarinn