2001 World's Strongest Man

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2001 World's Strongest Man
Host city Zambia Victoria Falls, Zambia
Winner Norway Svend Karlsen
Nations participating 17
Athletes participating 30

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]

Qualifying heats[edit]

Heat 1[2][edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Juha-Matti Räsänen Finland Finland 26
2 Wout Zijlstra Netherlands Netherlands 25.5
3 Rob Dixon United Kingdom United Kingdom 24
4 Karl Gillingham United States United States 21.5
5 Derek Boyer Australia Australia 20
6 Israel Garrido Spain 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 Norway 27.5
2 Hugo Girard Canada Canada 27
3 Mark Philippi United States United States 22.5
4 Torbjörn Samuelsson Sweden Sweden 21
5 Marc Iliffe United Kingdom United Kingdom 14.5
6 Regin Vagadal Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 13.5

Heat 3[2][edit]

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

Heat 4[2][edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Janne Virtanen Finland Finland 31
2 Andrew Raynes United Kingdom United Kingdom 21
3 Heinz Ollesch Germany Germany 20
4 Ralf Ber Austria Austria 20
5 Brian Schoonveld United States United States 17
6 Levi Vaoga New Zealand 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 United States 31
2 Jarek Dymek Poland Poland 30
3 Odd Haugen Norway Norway 21
4 Adrian Rollinson United Kingdom United Kingdom 18.5
5 Johan van Heerden South Africa South Africa 16.5
6 Flemming Rasmussen Denmark Denmark 7

Reserves[edit]

Final results[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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