1998 World's Strongest Man

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1998 World's Strongest Man
Host city Morocco Tangier, Morocco
Winner Sweden Magnus Samuelsson
Nations participating 7 (final)
Athletes participating 40 (heats) 10 (final)

The 1998 World's Strongest Man was the 21st edition of World's Strongest Man and was won by Magnus Samuelsson from Sweden. It was his first title after finishing third the previous year. 1997 champion Jouko Ahola from Finland finished second, and Wout Zijlstra from the Netherlands finished third. This year had 10 qualifying heats with the winner of each heat going onto the finals. Half the field got injured during the finals of the contest, as well as several heat winners prior to the finals such as Flemming Rasmussen and Gerrit Badenhorst. The contest was held in Tangier, Morocco.[1]

Heats[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Riku Kiri  Finland 14,5
2. Torben Sorrenson  Denmark 11
3. Jaromir Nemec  Czech Republic 8
4. Ralph Williams  United States 4,5 (injured)

Group 2[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Flemming Rasmussen  Denmark 14 (injured)
2. Russ Bradley  England 10
2. Martin Muhr  Germany 10
4. Ginaud Dupuis  Canada 6

Group 3[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Pieter de Bruyn  South Africa 13
2. Heinz Ollesch  Germany 13
3. Glenn Ross  Northern Ireland 9
4. Terry Brennan  United States 5

Group 4[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Wout Zijlstra  Netherlands 14
2. Derek Boyer  Fiji 12
3. Kurt Kvikkstad  Norway 7
3. Fraser Tranter  England 7

Group 5[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Gerrit Badenhorst  South Africa 14 (injured)
2. Lee Bowers  England 10,5
3. Ralf Ber  Austria 10,5
4. Gustavo Pujadas  Spain 5

Group 6[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Magnus Samuelsson  Sweden 15
2. Jamie Barr  Scotland 10,5
3. Wayne Price  South Africa 10
4. Michael Abdullah  Japan 4,5

Group 7[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Berend Veneberg  Netherlands 13
2. László Fekete  Hungary 11
3. Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 9
4. Ken Brown  United States 7

Group 8[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Torfi Ólafsson  Iceland 13
2. Janne Virtanen  Finland 13
3. Phil Pfister  United States 10
4. Aleksandr Matujew  Russia 0

Group 9[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Mark Philippi  United States 16
2. Evgeny Popov  Bulgaria 11
3. Bill Lyndon  Australia 9
4. Vladimir Turchinsky  Russia 4

Group 10[edit]

Position Name Nationality Points
1. Jouko Ahola  Finland 15
2. Hugo Girard  Canada 12
3. Stuart Murray  Scotland 7
4. Gunnar Thor  Iceland 6

Final results[edit]

#[1] Name[1] Nationality[1] Pts[1]
1 Magnus Samuelsson Sweden Sweden 73
2 Jouko Ahola Finland Finland 67
3 Wout Zijlstra Netherlands Netherlands 62
4 Phil Pfister United States USA 51
5 Pieter de Bruyn South Africa South Africa 46
6 Riku Kiri Finland Finland 26 (injured)
7 Torfi Olafsson Iceland Iceland 19 (injured)
8 Mark Philippi United States USA 18 (injured)
9 Berend Veneberg Netherlands Netherlands 9 (injured)
10 Hugo Girard Canada Canada 5 (injured)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "theworldsstrongestman.com". Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

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