What are Top 10 strongest Man in The World 2016 – 2017
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Here’s The top 10 Strongest Man in the World
10 – Jouko Ahola
Jouko Aholawas born on one December 1970. He is a Finnish former powerlifter, strongman, and actor. His height 6ft 1 inch and weight 125kg.
Jouko is best known for winning both the 1997 and 1999 world’s strongest man and finished second in 1998. He also won the Europe’s strongest man contest two times in 1998 and 1999 and finished fourth in 1996. Ahola is one of only seven men to repeat champion in the world’s strongest man competition. In his personal records, his bench press is 220kg, squat 360kg and deadlift 406kg.
After his strongman career, Ahola has directed his focus towards films. His famous roles have been in the Kingdom of Heaven, Bad Day to GO Fishing, War of the Dead and Invincible.
9 – Bruce Wilhelm
He was born on 13 July 1945. He is a former of weightlifter and strongman from the United States. His height was 6ft 2 inches and weight 150kg. Wilhelm was a high school track and field star for Fremont High school.
Wilhelm became a weightlifter and won a silver medal for the United States at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City and placed 5th in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. Wilhelm won the world’s strongest man competition in 1977 and returned to win again in 1978.
8 – Magnus Ver Magnusson
Magnus Ver Magnusson was born on 22 April 1963. His height is 6ft 3 inches and weight 130kg ( 287lb). He is an Icelandic former powerlifter and strongman competitor. He won the title of world’s strongest man competition four times ( 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996). Magnus began power-lifting in 1984 and 1985 he won a medal in the junior European and world championship. He won the European major title in 1988 and 1990. His best lifts in competition include a 400kg raw squat, 275kg bench press, 375 kg deadlift and a raw total of 1015kg. He also won the world record for a tire deadlift of 445kg.
Magnus won his first strongman contest in n1985. After the winning of 1991 world;s strongest man contest, he decided to focus on strongman competition. He won in 1989 pure strength in Scotland, 1991 and 1993 international power challenge, the 1994 Europe’s strongest man, the 1995 world muscle power championship, and the 1995 and 1997 Viking challenge.
7 – Jon Pall Sigmarsson
He was born on 28 April 1960. He was an Icelandic strongman, powerlifter, and bodybuilder who was the first man to win world’s strongest man contest four times. His height is 6ft 3 inches (191cm) and weight 134kg (295lb).
Jon started his career as a young bodybuilder and power-lifter. In 1984, Jon won the Icelandic bodybuilding title. His bench press record is 222.5kg and squat 357.5kg and his best performance in deadlift event in which he set the European record many times 370kg. Jon Pall invited to the world’s strongest man competition for the first time in 1983 in which Jon came second. He won his first world’s strongest man title in 1984. Jon Pall defeated by Capes at the 1985 world’s most energetic man; Jon managed to regain the title in 1986.
He won his third world’s strongest man title in 1988 and also won the Icelandic bodybuilder championship the same year. And in 1990 he became the first man in the world to win the world’s strongest man title 4 times. In 1991 wins world muscle power championship in Canada. In 1992, he won his last competition being an energetic man of Finland which he won. After this, he has forced retirement from WSM due to injuries. At last 16 Januar, 1993 Jon Pall Sigmarsson died while doing heavy dead lifts in his gym in Iceland. He died tragically of a massive heart attack. Three of his family members had died from similar heart conditions.
6 – Geoff Capes
He was born on 23 August 1949 in England. His height is 6ft 5.5 inches and weight 170kg ( 360lb). In 1970, Geoff participated in the Commonwealth Games. He would finish fourth, then improved to become the champion in 1974 and 1978. Geoff won European Indoor Championships in 1974 and 1976. Geoff also competed in strongman competitions, starting with Britain’s strongman in 1979. Capes won Europe’s strongest man, before entering to the world’s energetic man in 1980. He got the third position after the Bill Kazmaier. He would improve his position with a win in 1983, where he would defeat a young Jon Pall Sigmarsson. Geoff also won many other competitions in this time including world muscle power 1985. His squat record is 380kg (836 lb), his bench press 300kg (661 lb) and deadlift 454.5kg (1000).Geoff retired in 1987. He also won the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 for his work in the community Geoff has proven himself a great British championship.
5 – Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson
Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson another name is THOR. He was born on 26 November 1988 in Iceland. His height is 6ft 9 inches. His weight is 179kg (396lb). Competitions in which he appeared in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
He began his career, not in the world of powerlifting or strength training but basketball. He met Icelandic strongman Magnus Ver Magnusson at his gym Jakabol in 2008. He said that Harper seemed a good prospect as a strongman. Harper won a competition as world’s strongest man in 2011 and 2012. His squat record is 250kg, his bench press 230kg, and his deadlift 420kg. In February, Harper broke a 1000 -year old record by carrying a 1433lbs (649kg) 30 feet long log on his shoulders for five steps in the world’s strongest Viking competition in Norway.
4 – Zydrunas Savickas
His another name is Big Z. He was born on July 15, 1975, in a Lithuanian powerlifter and professional strongman. He is widely considered one of the greatest strongman competitors all the time. He stands 6ft 3 inches and compete at 180kg (400lb). Savickas first became interested in strength sports after watching a Lithuanian strongman contest on Tv in 1989. Three years later, he took part in that same strongman competition and defeated many experienced competitors. Savickas competition in 1998 and 2000 world’s strongest man contests, but failed to qualify for the finals both times. He won the silver medal in the world powerlifting championship in Japan with a total of 1020kg, just 2.5 kg behind Brad Gillingham. He remains one of the only modern day active men to have won major competition all over the world. The WSM title won four times in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014.
His personal squat record is 937lbs (425kg), he can bench press 600lbs ( 270kg), and he can deadlift 898lbs (407.5kg).
Appearances in world’s strongest man finals
2002 (2nd), 2003 (2nd), 2004 (won), 2010 (won ), 2011 (2nd), 2012 (won), 2013 (2nd), 2014 (won).
3 – Mariusz PudZIanowski
Mariusz pudzianowski was born on February 7, 1977, in Biala Rawska Poland. His height 6ft 1 inch and weight 120 kg (260lb). Mariusz has won the WSM championship five times more than any other competitor in the event history. His began strength training at the age of 13 after a school friend lifted him up over his head and held him there for several minutes.
On May 1, 1999, Pudzianowski appears in his first strongman game in Poland. He got his first major success at the international level at the 2000 world’s more active man contest where he finished fourth in his first WSM.
Pudzianowski returned at 2002 world’s most energetic man and won his first title. In the 2006 world;s strongest man contest, he got second. Pudzianowski regained his title in 2007. He joined John Pall Sigmarson and Magnus ver Magnusson as the only men to win the competition four times in the 2007 game. Pudzianowski said his target was to become the only person to win the event five times, which he did by winning the 2008 world’s strongest man in the very last game. Pudzianowski could not continue participating in strongman events, because of his career in Mixed Martial Arts, which requires a different training to strongman.
2 – Bill Kazmaier
He was born on December 30, 1953. He is an American former world champion power lifter. His birthplace is Burlington, Wisconsin USA. His height is 6 feet 2.5 inches. His weight is 320-350lbs (145-159kg). three -time world’s strongest man, two times real strength co- champion, former world record holder in the Deadlift/Bench/total power lifter.
Bill Kazmaier spend a portion of his youth as a talented athlete in school sports, eventually, lead two years of college football at the University of Wisconsin. Before drop out to pursue his destiny in the weightlifting disciplines in 1974. He rises to the top of the rank in the powerlifting world, setting a 633lb bench press world record in 1979. And that very same year Kazmaier entered the world’s strongest man 1979 competition. In the start, Kazmaier came in the third and amazed the judges and competitors alike with his brute strength.
He is the first man who wins the WSM title three times in a row. He again come into the world’s strongman contest in 1988 and got the second position. He competed again in 1989 and came in fourth because he severely strained his ankle in the first event.
1- Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw was born on March 22, 1966. He is a retired American professional basketball player and former head coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
Brian Shaw is the three- time winner of the world’s strongest man competition, taking home the first place title in 2011,2013 and 2015. He is also the first largest athletes on the planet. The 33 years old Colorado is 6 feet 8 inches tall and 434lbs ( 197kg) weight. Here it is, in his words
He always been very competitive, so once He got done with basketball, He needed an outlet. His love for weight lifting and competing just seemed like a perfect fit for strongman.
His squat record is 360kg, bench press 238kg, and deadlift 400kg.
The first contest that Brian Shaw did just over 300 pounds.
List of Top Ten Strongest Man in the World at a Glance
|5.||Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson||179KG|
|7.||Jon Pall Sigmarsson||134KG|
|8.||Magnus Ver Magnusson||130KG|