2015 World's Strongest Man

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2015 World's Strongest Man
Host cityMalaysia Putrajaya, Malaysia
WinnerUnited States Brian Shaw[1]
Nations participating14
Athletes participating30

The 2015 World's Strongest Man was the 38th edition of the World's Strongest Man competition. It took place in Putrajaya, Malaysia from April 19 to 26.[2] The competition was won by Brian Shaw of the United States for the third time,[3] with defending champion Žydrūnas Savickas of Lithuania second and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson of Iceland third.[4]

Heat Results[edit]

Each qualifying heat consisted of six competitors and six events. Unlike previous years, the final heats event, the Atlas Stones, was worth double points. After the six events, the top two competitors from each heat will qualify for the final.[5][4]

Heat 1[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw[3]  United States 36.5
2 Jean-François Caron  Canada 33
3 Martin Forsmark  Sweden 26.5
4 Robert Oberst  United States 20.5
5 Adam Bishop  United Kingdom 16
6 Mateusz Baron  Poland 10.5 (Inj)

Heat 2[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 38
2 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria 31
3 Rafal Kobylarz  Poland 26
4 Josh Thigpen  United States 19
5 Akos Nagy  Hungary 17
6 Graham Hicks  United Kingdom 8 (Inj)

Heat 3[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 40
2 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia 28
3 Nick Best  United States 24
4 David Nystrom  Sweden 19
5 Benedikt Magnússon  Iceland 9 (Inj)
6 Laurence Shahlaei  United Kingdom 8 (Inj)

Heat 4[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Mark Felix  United Kingdom 31
2 Jerry Pritchett  United States 27.5
3 Dainis Zāģeris  Latvia 25.5
4 Krzysztof Radzikowski  Poland 25
5 Alexander Lysenko  Russia 21
6 Gerhard Van Staden  South Africa 15

Heat 5[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Mike Burke  United States 37
2 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 34
3 Matjaž Belšak  Slovenia 27.5
4 Grzegorz Szymanski  Poland 26
5 Mike Caruso  United States 12.5
6 Ole Martin Hansen  Norway 9

Finals Events Results[edit]

Event 1: Super Yoke[edit]

  • Weight: 499 kilograms (1,100 lb)
  • Course Length: 20 metres (66 ft)
  • Time Limit: 60 seconds
# Name Nationality Time Event Pts[6] Overall Pts
1 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 0m 17.09 10 10
2 Brian Shaw  United States 0m 18.82 9 9
3 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 0m 24.84 8 8
4 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 0m 27.28 7 7
5 Mike Burke  United States 0m 30.74 6 6
6 Jean-François Caron  Canada 0m 39.02 5 5
7 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria DNF 19.1 metres (63 ft) 4 4
8 Mark Felix  United Kingdom DNF 15.8 metres (52 ft) 3 3
9 Jerry Pritchett  United States DNF 8.9 metres (29 ft) 2 2
10 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia DNF 3.8 metres (12 ft) 1 1

Event 2: Deadlift[edit]

  • Weight: 369 kilograms (814 lb) for repetitions
  • Time Limit: 60 seconds
# Name Nationality Repetitions Event Pts[6] Overall Pts
1 Brian Shaw  United States 8 10 19
2 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 7 9 16
3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 6 8 18
4 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 5 6.5 14.5
4 Jean-François Caron  Canada 5 6.5 11.5
6 Jerry Pritchett  United States 3 4.5 6.5
6 Mark Felix  United Kingdom 3 4.5 7.5
8 Mike Burke  United States 1 2.5 8.5
8 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria 1 2.5 6.5
10 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia 0 0 1

Event 3: Truck Pull[edit]

  • Weight: 28,000 kilograms (62,000 lb)
  • Course Length: 25 metres (82 ft)
  • Time Limit: 60 seconds
  • None of the athletes completed the full course
# Name Nationality Distance Event Pts[6] Overall Pts
1 Brian Shaw  United States 23.84 metres (78.2 ft) 10 29
2 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 22.88 metres (75.1 ft) 9 23.5
3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 20.83 metres (68.3 ft) 8 26
4 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 20.25 metres (66.4 ft) 7 23
5 Mike Burke  United States 20.09 metres (65.9 ft) 6 14.5
6 Jean-François Caron  Canada 17.82 metres (58.5 ft) 5 16.5
7 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia 16.05 metres (52.7 ft) 4 5
8 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria 15.85 metres (52.0 ft) 3 9.5
9 Mark Felix  United Kingdom 15.72 metres (51.6 ft) 2 9.5
10 Jerry Pritchett  United States 13.08 metres (42.9 ft) 1 7.5

Event 4: Power Stairs[edit]

  • Weight: Three weights at 225 kilograms (496 lb) each
  • Time Limit: 60 seconds
  • Each weight must be carried up 5 steps
# Name Nationality Time Event Pts[6] Overall Pts
1 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 0m 33.97 10 33.5
2 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 0m 35.37 9 35
3 Brian Shaw  United States 0m 37.81 8 37
4 Mike Burke  United States 0m 40.68 7 21.5
5 Jean-François Caron  Canada DNF (14 steps) 6 22.5
6 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom DNF (13 steps) 5 28
7 Mark Felix  United Kingdom DNF (10 steps) 4 13.5
8 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia DNF (9 steps) 2.5 7.5
8 Jerry Pritchett  United States DNF (9 steps) 2.5 10
10 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria DNF (1 step) 1 10.5

Event 5: Max Log Press[edit]

  • Opening Weight: 165 kilograms (364 lb)
# Name Nationality Weight Lifted Event Pts[6] Overall Pts
1 Žydrūnas Savickas[a]  Lithuania 205 kilograms (452 lb) 10 43.5
2 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria 195 kilograms (430 lb) 8.5 19
2 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 195 kilograms (430 lb) 8.5 36.5
4 Brian Shaw  United States 180 kilograms (400 lb) 6 43
4 Mike Burke  United States 180 kilograms (400 lb) 6 27.5
4 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 180 kilograms (400 lb) 6 41
7 Jean-François Caron  Canada 165 kilograms (364 lb) 3.5 26
7 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia 165 kilograms (364 lb) 3.5 11
9 Jerry Pritchett  United States - 0 10
9 Mark Felix  United Kingdom - 0 13.5
  1. ^ Savickas attempted a 227.5 kg (502 lb) log that would've been a new world record at the time, but failed.[7][4]

Event 6: Atlas Stones[edit]

  • Weight: 5 stones ranging from 150–209 kilograms (331–461 lb)
  • Time Limit: 60 seconds
# Name Nationality Time Event Pts[6] Overall Pts
1 Brian Shaw  United States 5 in 0m 24.51 10 53
2 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 5 in 0m 24.84 9 45.5
3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 5 in 0m 31.73 8 49
4 Mike Burke  United States 5 in 0m 50.23 7 34.5
5 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 4 in 0m 21.32 6 49.5
6 Jean-François Caron  Canada 3 in 0m 17.85 5 31
7 Mark Felix  United Kingdom 3 in 0m 22.72 4 17.5
8 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria 2 in 0m 18.20 3 22
9 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia 2 in 0m 22.80 2 13
10 Jerry Pritchett  United States 0 1 11

Final standings[edit]

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw  United States 53
2 Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 49.5
3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  Iceland 49
4 Eddie Hall  United Kingdom 45.5
5 Mike Burke  United States 34.5
6 Jean-François Caron  Canada 31
7 Dimitar Savatinov  Bulgaria 22
8 Mark Felix  United Kingdom 17.5
9 Mikhail Shivlyakov  Russia 13
10 Jerry Pritchett  United States 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Shaw". World's Strongest Man. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "World's Strongest Man 2015, Malaysia Schedule". World's Strongest Man. April 17, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Cotton, Gary. "Brian Shaw Wins 2015 World's Strongest Man Title". Muscle and Fitness. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "The World's Strongest Man 2015 Roundup". World's Strongest Man. January 3, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "2015 Malaysia Heats and Events Revealed". World's Strongest Man. December 2, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "World's Strongest Man Archive". World's Strongest Man. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  7. ^ World's Strongest Man 2015 Final. YouTube. Retrieved December 27, 2020. See from 34:20

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