The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 pm

Thanks again Danny, glad you are keeping us updated on the world of Strongman. Some amazing talent in the game right now.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by DannyBoy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:50 pm

2019 World's Strongest Man spoilers ahead, so please don't read any further if you wanna wait to see the results when they show the competition on TV.

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The qualifying rounds are over and the 10 strongman who'll compete in tomorrow's final for the World's Strongest Man title are:
Brian Shaw
Mateusz Kieliszkowski
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Konstantine Janashia
Adam Bishop
Luke Stoltman
Tom Stoltman
Trey Mitchell III
J-F Caron
Martins Licis

Time will tell, but this final and which 3 it'll be who make the podium seems to be more wide open than recent years. All things considered, healthy Brian Shaw is probably the favorite to win WSM this year. Thor's of course been on one heck of a run the last couple of years, but he unfortunately hurt his foot in the first event of qualifying and though he was able to make the final, with the final taking place all in one day, it's questionable how well he'll be able to do. I don't doubt Thor has it in him to win & will do his best though. In any case, Thor's injury opens things up for sure. Aside from Brian & Thor, I could definitely see Mateusz & Martins taking the title. We'll soon see. I gotta say it's so cool to see both Luke & Tom Stoltman in the final and it's historic because this will be the first time brothers have competed in a WSM final. Congratulations to the Stoltmans on making history!

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Hi Danny,
thanks for the update on WSM.Yes i agree the 4 front runners would be Brian, Thor, Mateusz and Martins, but being Strongman anything can happen as we know.The Stoltman brothers being in the final together is great and i wish them both well.Also great to see Adam Bishop make the final,he has come up the ranks and even though is one of the lighter competitors is very strong and athletic with a big heart.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by DannyBoy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 pm

Spoilers for the 2019 World's Strongest Man final ahead!

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A big congratulations to Martins Licis on winning the 2019 World's Strongest Man competition! :D I haven't seen full final results yet, but the podium finishers were: 1st Martins Licis, 2nd Mateusz Kieliszkowski & 3rd Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Bravo to all three men and much respect to Thor for pushing through & battling back to make the podium after being injured in the first event of qualifying.

Eddie Hall with Mateusz, Martins & Thor.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:07 pm

Thanks Danny,i knew it was only a matter of time before Martins got the title,just did not think it would be so soon. Congratulations to all three who placed and for sure Thor will be back and in top form will no doubt chalk up another win.Looking forward to seeing the whole contest.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by Tom K » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:20 am

https://youtu.be/6kVo4rT3pjA

The ardblair stones new world record.

Sorry for the grainy footage

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Thanks Tom, great job.Congratulations to Janis.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by Tom K » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:10 am

https://youtu.be/cRkhYhrD1vA

WSM competitors at a highland games competition. The ending was surprising!

They've been filiming for the history channel, has anyone seen it? A lot of PC history involved. They went to Paul
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by Harry Hayfield » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am

Tom K wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:10 am
https://youtu.be/cRkhYhrD1vA

WSM competitors at a highland games competition. The ending was surprising!

They've been filiming for the history channel, has anyone seen it? A lot of PC history involved. They went to Paul
Andersons house
I posted about that series on the Facebook page at the start of July, however as I no longer have access to tghe History Channel I have not been able to see the actual series as broadcast
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:52 pm

Hi Tom,
i have been watching the show and i must say i am overall very disappointed with it. First of all i will say what i do like about it,and that is the 4 strongmen taking part and traveling the world. Brian Shaw, Eddie Hall, Nick Best and Robert Oberst are 4 of the world's strongest men, good friends and supportive of each other, their Banter and camaraderie are what keep the show going. Now what could have been done. The History channel consulted HOPC for information forthe series, this gave them the opportunity to get the actual facts right and deliver some accuracy to the show,after all it the HISTORY channel so you would expect them to seek authentic historical facts.It became apparent to David and Diane that their motives were not so pure and dialogue ceased. Anyway the show is a mix of reality TV, entertainment and myth and legend. There are so many inaccuracies i have stopped counting.If you take it as a fun show with some great strongman stunts it is OK.The problem is the majority of people watching it will believe everything presented as historical fact is true,this makes a mockery of those who are trying to promote history accurately.At least HOPC is not in the credits as that would damage our credibility for sure. I will continue watching it because i like the guys but will continue to cringe at the blatant disregard for facts.
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