Mikhail Shivlyakov

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Mikhail Shivlyakov
Mikhail Shivlyakov Arnold Classic 2017d.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)Siberian Force
Born (1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 42)
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight140 kg (310 lb)
Medal record
Representing  Russia
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2014 World's Strongest Man
9th 2015 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2017 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2018 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2019 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2020 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2021 World's Strongest Man
Arnold Strongman Classic
7th 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic
7th 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic
5th 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic
3rd 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic
4th 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic
6th 2020 Arnold Strongman Classic
Arnold Strongman Pro Series
3rd 2018 Asia
2nd 2017 Australia
1st 2018 South America
4th 2019 Europe
4th 2019 Australia
4th 2019 Africa
Arnold Amateur
6th 2011
2nd 2012
1st 2013
Europe's Strongest Man
5th 2019 Europe's Strongest Man
World Strongman Federation
3rd 2016 WSF World Cup India
1st 2016 WSF World Cup Russia
Força Bruta
1st 2020 Força Bruta
1st 2021 Força Bruta

Mikhail Vasilyevich Shivlyakov (Russian: Михаил Васильевич Шивляков; born 30 April 1980) is a former Russian Marine currently competing as a professional strongman.

Early life[edit]

Shivlyakov was born on April 30, 1980 in the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo Region. In 1998-2000 he served in the Baltic Fleet, in the Black Sea Fleet, in the marines.[1]

Strongman career[edit]

After the army, he began to engage in powerlifting.[2]

Shivlyakov was invited to participate in the TV show "Army Shop".[3] Moscow directors sought to cast Shivlyakov in the title role of the feature film "Bogatyr".[4] Shivlyakov also starred in the comedy "Zomboyaschik".[5] The creators of the Time of Heroes comic chose Shivlyakov as a prototype for one of the characters.[6]

Mikhail achieved his first big success by winning the 2013 Arnold amateur competition[7] which allowed him to compete in the professional 2014 Arnold Classic, in which he would place 7th.

In 2014, Shivlyakov first qualified for his first World's Strongest Man tournament, and the next year entered the finals of the 2015 tournament to finish 9th.

When he retires, he hopes to open his own Strongman training centre.[8]

Personal records[edit]

Shivlyakov is a world record holder for towing an 18-ton tractor at a distance of 6.1 meters (Minsk).[10]

In addition, Shivlyakov is the Russian record holder of:

  • Towing a 24-ton bus at 2.75 meters (Omsk);[11]
  • Moving a 2-ton car by 25 meters with the help of teeth (Omsk);[12]
  • Towing a truck weighing 14 tons at a distance of 15 m in 22 seconds (Omsk).[13]


  1. ^ "Mikhail Shivlyakov: "I go to international tournaments to measure myself with a heroic strength".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "New Omsk - Mikhail Shivlyakov".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Mikhail Shivlyakov - master of sports in powerlifting (video)".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "The strongest man in Omsk agreed to play a hero in the film (August 10, 2015)".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Strongman from "STB-Protection" Mikhail Shivlyakov starred in a film with Olga Buzova, Azamat Musagaliev and other stars of show business".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Mikhail SHIVLYAKOV became a comic book hero in Russia and went to the Arnold Classic in Australia".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Amateur Strongman: Arnold Sports Festival USA". www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.
  8. ^ "Mikhail Shivlyakov athlete profile". www.theworldsstrongestman.com.
  9. ^ "Omsk hero became the new world record holder in the "Deadlift" among the masters - News - kp.ru".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Omsk strongman Mikhail Shivlyakov set a world record for towing a tractor - video".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Mikhail Shivlyakov, who towed a 24-ton bus, became the "Strongest man in Omsk" - S".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "The greatest weight of the moved car by the teeth | Russian Book of Records".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "[16] Omsk strongmen have broken all possible records in extreme power - News - om1.ru".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)