The 2023 Giants Live World Tour Finals will take place on October 21st, in Glasgow, Scotland. This competition boasts a well-earned reputation, so it’s no wonder that the lineup is truly exceptional. As per Giants Live’s most recent Instagram posts, it feature 13 of the most elite Strongman athletes in the world currently.
This year’s Giants Live World Tour Final will feature two World’s Strongest Man champions, Tom Stoltman and Mitchell Hooper. Furthermore, there are several champions from other competitions and some rising stars who have recently made their mark on the Strongman stage.
2023 Giants Live World Tour Finals
- Tom Stoltman
- Luke Stoltman
- Mitchell Hooper
- Luke Richardson
- Graham Hicks
- Eddie Williams
- Mathew Ragg
- Pavlo Kordiyaka
- Gavin Bilton
- Pa O’Dwyer
- Evans Nana
- Tyler Cotton
- Iron Biby
Tom Stoltman and Mitchell Hooper are without a doubt the biggest favorites for this competition, but Tom seems to have an advantage. Stoltman will be performing on home turf, since he is originating from and living in Scotland. He is also a 2x WSM, but is lacking victories in other contests. However, he hopes that will change at the 2023 Giants Live World Tour Finals.
Mitchell Hooper on the other hand has had everything go perfectly for him in his first year of competing. First, he won some International shows, then claimed the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic title, and ended up winning the 2023 WSM as well. His winning streak stopped in his previous two performances, but he hopes to rekindle it.
Tom’s brother, Luke Stoltman, also proved to be quite a threat recently, as he displayed some amazing performances. Luke is the 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man, one of the greatest Log Lifters in history, and a complete athlete overall. So, he is definitely one that could produce a surprise at the upcoming contest.
Pavlo Kordiyaka of Ukraine is one of the fan favorites, a status he received due to some extraordinary feats of strength. He already won the 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man competition, meaning it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in the title battle here as well.
While everyone could be a surprise, one other man who deserves to be mentioned is Luke Richardson. He was easily one of the greatest talents in the sport, but a streak of injuries set him back. He is now coming back for the first time in a long time and hopes to make it count.
It’s tough to pinpoint all the athletes who could vie for the title and podium because new talents are eager to outperform established ones. Less than two months separates us from finding out who the 2023 Giants Live World Tour Finals champion will be.