Tom Stoltman Wins the World’s Strongest Man 2024 Crown

Tom Stoltman Wins the World’s Strongest Man 2024 Crown
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TOM STOLTMAN IS as soon as once more the World’s Strongest Guy.

The 29-calendar year-old Scot took back his SBD World’s Strongest Person title from Canadian Mitchell Hooper, who just edged out Stoltman for the best place in 2023. The pair switched areas for the 2024 contest, which was staged from Could one to 5 in Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina. Stoltman, symbolizing Fantastic Britain, received the hallowed energy activity championship for the 3rd time with 53 details. Hooper was the runner up with 47.5 points, and the USA’s Evan Singleton rounded out the podium with 36 points. Stoltman gained his initially pair of titles in again-to-back again victories in 2021 and 2022.

“I wasn’t likely dwelling without the need of [the win] this yr. Successful the title is specific every single time you acquire it, but to come back again from shedding it and to earn it is added particular,” Stoltman stated next the function. “I stunned myself obtaining the guide just after the 1st day. I was not favored to gain three situations so to occur out on top rated for all three was a surprise. Anyone can defeat everyone on any presented working day, but I assume it arrived down to who wanted it most, and this calendar year, I wanted it most.”

wsm 2024 podium

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Stoltman took the guide soon after the qualifying rounds of the level of competition and arrived out on leading at conclude, with his solid performances throughout all six of the Remaining activities cementing the win. He only took initially in a single event—his specialty and the remaining event of the competition, the Atlas Stones—but completed in the top rated three for all the other folks. Notably, Stoltman, Hooper, and Canadian Wesley Derwinsky finished tied with a new earth file of 7.76 meters in the Keg Toss, the last occasion of the penultimate working day of level of competition. That broke a typical held by 4-time champ Brian Shaw, who formally retired from competitive Strongman very last calendar year.

Stoltman positions himself as just one of the all-time fantastic World’s Strongest Man opponents with his 3rd title in 4 years he is the initial athlete from Terrific Britain to gain 3 moments. He and Hooper have emerged in the final handful of years as the major athletes in the sport, also sharing the podium at the Arnold Strongman Vintage event (which Hooper gained in 2023 and 2024). Both athletes are less than thirty (Hooper is 28), which should really position them—and supporters of power sports—for far more tight battles for several years to come.

Enthusiasts hoping to capture the motion they missed out on from South Carolina are in luck. A broadcast of the levels of competition will air afterwards this summer on CBS and CBS Athletics Network.

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