2010 World's Strongest Man

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2010 World's Strongest Man
Host city South Africa Sun City, South Africa
Winner Lithuania Zydrunas Savickas
Nations participating 15
Athletes participating 30

The 2010 World's Strongest Man was the 33rd edition of World's Strongest Man and was held at Sun City, South Africa from Sept. 15–22.[1] Zydrunas Savickas won his second title, Brian Shaw placed second moving up 1 spots from 3rd place the previous year, and Mikhail Koklyaev placed third.[2]

In the finals, Zydrunas Savickas set a new world record in the Giant Wooden Log Lift for Max Weight event by lifting 210 kg (460 lb).[3]

Line-up[edit]

Competitors – Original listing[edit]

Name Nationality WSM record Other Strongman Achievements
JordanHennie Jordan South Africa South Africa
BergmannJason Bergmann United States United States 9th place 2008 World's Strongest Man 2nd place America's Strongest Man 2008
WestabyMark Westaby United Kingdom United Kingdom
SkogRichard Skog Norway Norway 2 time Norway's strongest man 2009 & 2010.
2nd in Giants Live Viking Power Challenge.
FelixMark Felix United Kingdom United Kingdom 4th place 2006 World's Strongest Man, 7th place 2007 Rolling Thunder World Champion and World Record Holder
IFSA Britain's Strongest Man 2005
KoklyaevMikhail Koklyaev Russia Russia 3rd in 2005, 2nd in 2006 & 2007 IFSA World Championship
multiple wins in the Strongman Champions League,
2nd in the 2009 Arnold Strongman Classic
OrtmayerTravis Ortmayer United States United States 5th place 2008 & 2009 World's Strongest Man 3rd place 2009 & 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic
PoundstoneDerek Poundstone United States United States 2nd place World's Strongest Man 2008, 4th place 2009 2007 & 2008 America's strongest man champion
2 time Arnold Strongman Classic champion in 2009 & 2010
Fortissimus champion 2008, 2nd place 2009
Strongman Super Series World Champion 2008
3 time Mohegan Sun Super Series champion 2008–2010
Giants Live Ukraine 2010 champion
ShawBrian Shaw United States United States 3rd place 2009 World's Strongest Man 3rd at Fortissimus 2009
Winner of 2009 FIT Expo
Strongman Super Series 2009 overall champion
bESTNick Best United States United States 2009 All American Strongman Challenge winner
9th place 2006 IFSA Strongman World Championships
2nd place Strongman Super Series Romania 2009
SzczepanskiRobert Szczepanski Poland Poland 2nd place Giants Live Poland 2010
IFSA Strongman World Championships 9th place 2005, 6th place 2006, 7th place 2007
SavickasZydrunas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 2009 World's Strongest Man, 2nd place 2002–2004 Six time winner of Arnold Strongman Classic from 2003–2008, 2nd place 2010
2 time winner IFSA Strongman World Championships, 3rd place 2007
2008 Strongman Champions League winner
2009 winner Strongest Man on the Planet, 2nd place 2008
2004 overall winner Strongman Super Series, 3rd in 2002, 2nd in 2003
World Log Lift Champion
RomanchukSerhiy Romanchuk Ukraine Ukraine
HollandsTerry Hollands United Kingdom United Kingdom 3rd place World's Strongest Man 2007, 7th place 2006, 10th place 2008, 6th place 2009 Britain's Strongest Man 2007
UK's Strongest Man 2005
England's Strongest Man (WSM) 2009
KulagaJanusz Kulaga Poland Poland
PéturssonStefán Sölvi Pétursson Iceland Iceland Iceland's Strongest Man 2009 & 2010
2008 IFSA Iceland's Strongest Man
3rd place Giants Live Poland 2009
ShahlaeiLaurence Shahlaei United Kingdom United Kingdom 9th place 2009 World's Strongest Man England's Strongest Man 2009
SadlerDarren Sadler United Kingdom United Kingdom 2007 Champion IFSA World Strongman Challenge u105k
2nd 2005 World Championships u105k(IFSA)
TodorchevStoyan Todorchev Bulgaria Bulgaria
ArsjoJohannes Årsjö
withdrew before competition
Sweden Sweden 4th Place Viking Power Challenge 2009
LalasVytautas Lalas Lithuania Lithuania winner Giants Live 2010 Poland
winner Lithuania's Strongest Man 2010, 3rd place 2009
OstlundDave Ostlund United States United States 3rd place World's Strongest Man 2008, 9th place 2005, 6th place 2007, 8th place 2009 1st Venice Beach Super Series 2007
3rd Madison Square Garden Super Series 2008
BrantWarrick Brant Australia Australia
KazelniksAgris Kazelniks Latvia Latvia 2nd place Strongman Champions League Holland Grand Prix 2009
2nd place overall 2009 Strongman Champions League
SmitEttiene Smit South Africa South Africa 6 times South Africa's Strongest Man
KatonaErvin Katona Serbia Serbia 2nd place overall 2008 Strongman Champions League
3 times Serbia's Strongest Man
winner 2010 Strongman Champions League Bulgaria
winner 2010 Strongman Champions League Serbia
SavoieChristian Savoie Canada Canada 2009 Canada's Strongest Man
JeanLouis Philippe Jean Canada Canada 10th place 2009 World's Strongest Man 2008 Canada's Strongest Man
CurlettoAlex Curletto Italy Italy
IlinKonstantin Ilin Ukraine Ukraine 2009 Ukraine's Strongest Man
FramptonReserve:
Rob Frampton
competed in place of Johannes Årsjö
United Kingdom United Kingdom
ScheunReserve:
Frankie Scheun
South Africa South Africa

Qualifying heats[1][edit]

Qualifying heats in World's Strongest Man involve a series of six events. The field is divided into groups of six competitors with the top two in each of the groups reaching the ten man final. A win in an event gives a competitor 6 points, second place gets 5, and so on (4,3,2,1). If there is a tie at the end of the qualifier, the competitor with the most individual event wins gets the advantage.

Heat 1[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw United States United States 30.0
2 Stefan Solvi Petursson Iceland Iceland 27.0
3 Mark Felix United Kingdom United Kingdom 20.0
4 Stoyan Todorchev Bulgaria Bulgaria 17.0
5 Sergii Romanchuk Ukraine Ukraine 16.5
6 Ettiene Smit South Africa South Africa 11.5

(Shaw and Petursson advance to final)

Heat 2[edit]

[4]

Position Name Nationality Event 1
Giant Farmer's Walk
Event 2
Power Stairs
Event 3
Deadlift
Event 4
Africa Stone
Event 5
Metal Block Press
Event 6
Loading Race
1 (30pts) Derek Poundstone United States United States 3 (36.2m) 3 (9 in 1:15.00s) 1 (6 reps) 2 (63.4m) 1 (3 in 22.23s) 2 (4 in 1:10.63s)
2 (29pts) Terry Hollands United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 (23.28s) 1 (12 in 48.52s) 2 (5 reps) 4 (36.3m) 2 (3 in 44.80s) 3 (4 in 1:11.16s)
3 (20pts) Richard Skog Norway Norway 4 (32.9m) 6 (4 in 1:15.00s) 4= (0 reps) 1 (67.4m) 3 (3 in 45.29s) 1 (4 in 48.26s)
4 (17pts) Alex Curletto Italy Italy 5 (27.2m) 4 (6 in 1:15.00s) 3 (4 reps) 5 (29.9m) 4 (2 in 25.84s) 4 (3 in 42.48s)
5 (11pts) Hennie Jordan South Africa South Africa 6 (1.7m) 5 (5 in 1:15.00s) 4= (0 reps) 3 (44.3m) 5 (2 in 52.60s) 5 (2 in 37.25s)
WD (after Rd 4) Robert Szczepanski Poland Poland 2 (27.90s) 2 (11 in 1:15.00s) 4= (0 reps) WD WD WD

(Poundstone and Hollands advance to final)

† Szczepanski left the competition with a biceps injury during the Africa Stone (4th Event). He had 10 points after three events.

Heat 3[edit]

[5]

Position Name Nationality Event 1
Medley
Event 2
Truck Pull
Event 3
Power Stairs
Event 4
Deadlift
Event 5
Dumbbell Press
Event 6
Loading Race
1 (29pts) Ervin Katona Serbia Serbia 2 (7 flips in 1:05.18s) 1 (52.16s) 1 (12 in 1:01.01s) 2 (8 reps) 4 (5 reps) 3 (4 in 58.28s)
2 (28.5pts) Travis Ortmayer United States United States 1 (7 flips in 1:05.18s) 2 (1:06.19s) 3 (11 in 1:15.00s) 4= (4 reps) 1 (9 reps) 2 (4 in 54.94s)
3 (27.5pts) Vytautas Lalas Lithuania Lithuania 3 (6 flips in 1:15.00s) 3 (1:10.03s) 4 (10 in 1:15.00s) 1 (9 reps) 2= (8 reps) 1 (4 in 46.71s)
4 (17.5pts) Konstiantyn Ilin Ukraine Ukraine 5 (3 flips in 1:15.00s) 5 (0.77m) 5 (8 in 1:15.00s) 3 (5 reps) 2= (8 reps) 4 (4 in 1:14.14s)
5 (15.5pts) Janusz Kulaga Poland Poland 4 (5 flips in 1:15.00s) 4 (0.80m) 2 (12 in 1:11.77s) 4= (4 reps) 5 (0 reps) 5 (3 in 37.73s)
WD (after Rd 1) Darren Sadler United Kingdom United Kingdom 6 (0 flips in 1:15.00s) WD WD WD WD WD

(Katona and Ortmayer advance to final)

† Sadler left the competition with a torn biceps injury in the Medley (1st event) almost as soon as it began.

Heat 4[edit]

[6]

Position Name Nationality Event 1
Giant Farmer's Walk
Event 2
Squat Lift
Event 3
Africa Stone
Event 4
Overhead Lift
Event 5
Deadlift Hold
Event 6
Loading Race
1 (27.5pts) Zydrunas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 1 (21.31s) 1= (11 reps) 2 (62.1m) 1 (8 reps) 3 (1:08.12s) 6 (1 in 22.01s)
2= (25pts)† Nick Best United States United States 3 (29.72s) 3= (10 reps) 1 (79.4m) 6 (0 reps) 1 (1:18.68s) 1 (3 in 36.95s)
2= (25pts)† Laurence Shahlaei United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 (23.75s) 1= (11 reps) 4 (54.2m) 3= (5 reps) 4 (1:02.33s) 2 (3 in 42.05s)
4 (22pts) Louis-Philippe Jean Canada Canada 4 (31.16s) 6 (7 reps) 3 (60.8m) 2 (7 reps) 2 (1:10.07s) 3 (3 in 49.95s)
5 (13.5pts) Warrick Brant Australia Australia 6 (12.6m) 3= (10 reps) 5 (51.6m) 3= (5 reps) 6 (45.03s) 4 (3 in 1:04.45s)
6 (12pts) Agris Kazelniks Latvia Latvia 5 (34.6m) 3= (10 reps) 6 (15.3m) 5 (1 rep) 5 (54.35s) 5 (2 in 42.06s)

(Savickas and Best advance to final)

† Although Best and Shahlaei tied in points, the tiebreaker is with individual event wins. Best won three events and Shahlaei only won one, so Best advanced to the final.

Heat 5[edit]

[7]

Position Name Nationality Event 1
Medley
Event 2
Squat Lift
Event 3
Africa Stone
Event 4
Metal Block Press
Event 5
Deadlift Hold
Event 6
Loading Race
1 (28pts) Jason Bergmann United States United States 2 (7 flips in 1:09.91s) 1 (12 reps) 2 (65.6m) 3 (2 in 12.79s) 1 (1:27.00s) 5 (3 in 37.67s)
2 (26pts) Mikhail Koklyaev Russia Russia 4 (6 flips in 1:15.00s) 2 (9 reps) 5 (3.9m) 1 (3 in 19.48s) 2 (1:17.23s) 2 (4 in 51.51s)
3 (24pts) Dave Ostlund United States United States 1 (7 flips in 1:04.75s) 6 (2 reps) 4 (57.1m) 2 (3 in 23.20s) 4 (1:12.37s) 1 (4 in 50.01s)
4 (18.5pts) Mark Westaby United Kingdom United Kingdom 3 (7 flips in 1:10.62s) 3= (8 reps) 3 (65.5m) 4 (2 in 26.21s) 6 (50.41s) 4 (4 in 1:06.95s)
5 (16.5pts) Christian Savoie Canada Canada 5= (5 flips in 1:15.00s) 5 (6 reps) 1 (67.0m) 6 (1 in 54.47s) 5 (1:09.23s) 3 (4 in 54.20s)
6 (12pts) Rob Frampton§ United Kingdom United Kingdom 5= (5 flips in 1:15.00s) 3= (8 reps) 6 (0.0m) 5 (2 in 36.25s) 3 (1:14.85s) 6 (2 in 42.64s)

(Bergmann and Koklyaev advance to final)

§ Frampton, initially a reserve, replaced Johannes Årsjö, who withdrew prior to the competition.

Final results[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Zydrunas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 51.5
(countback 2 wins & one 2nd place)
2 Brian Shaw United States United States 51.5
(countback 2 wins & one 3rd place)
3 Mikhail Koklyaev Russia Russia 46
4 Stefan Solvi Petursson Iceland Iceland 33
5 Travis Ortmayer United States United States 30.5
6 Nick Best United States United States 27
7 Ervin Katona Serbia Serbia 25
8 Terry Hollands United Kingdom United Kingdom 24.5
9 Derek Poundstone United States United States 22
10 Jason Bergmann United States United States 19

Source[2]

Television broadcast[edit]

United States[edit]

Information needed

United Kingdom[edit]

Bravo again screened both The Giants Live Tour (the official qualifying tour for The World's Strongest Man) as well as the finals. They were both aired before Bravo closed on Saturday 1 January 2011. Giants Live was shown on three consecutive days from Tuesday 21 December 2010 to Thursday 23 December 2010. The finals were broadcast on six consecutive days from Sunday 26 December 2010 to Friday 31 December 2010, with each episode dedicated to a qualifying group, and the sixth episode being the final. The UK broadcast was once again produced by IMG Media for Bravo and featured presenters Martin Bayfield and Alex Reid. The commentators were Paul Dickenson and Colin J L Bryce and the outside broadcast was performed by 021 Television Ltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "theworldsstrongestman.com". Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. ^ a b "theworldsstrongestman.com Results 2010 final". Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  3. ^ http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/opencms/Articles/2010/Sep/Zydrunas_Savickas_Breaks_Log_Lift_World_Record_at_the_Worldxs_Strongest_Man_Contest.html
  4. ^ World’s Strongest Man 2010 Qualifiers: Heat 2 « The 5th Stone – The World's Strongest Man Blog. The5thstone.wordpress.com (2010-12-28). Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  5. ^ World’s Strongest Man 2010 Qualifiers: Heat 3 « The 5th Stone – The World's Strongest Man Blog. The5thstone.wordpress.com (2010-12-29). Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  6. ^ World’s Strongest Man 2010 Qualifiers: Heat 4 « The 5th Stone – The World's Strongest Man Blog. The5thstone.wordpress.com (2010-12-30). Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  7. ^ World’s Strongest Man 2010 Qualifiers: Heat 5 « The 5th Stone – The World's Strongest Man Blog. The5thstone.wordpress.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-19.

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