The last day of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition has concluded. The event took place from April 19 to April 23 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The final day consisted of the Max Dumbbell, Bus Pull, and Atlas Stones. The final results became evident after these events concluded, and Mitchell Hooper was crowned the World’s Strongest Man for 2023.
Mitchell Hooper came out blazing on the second day of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man, winning the first two events of the day and sealing the win on the Atlas Stones. His first-place was never in danger on day two of the finals, as everyone was fighting only for the other two podium places.
The day one of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man finals saw Mitchell Hooper take the lead with two event wins. However, he still has a very difficult task for day two, as Tom Stoltman and Oleksii Novikov, both previous WSM champions, are within one point of him.
2023 World’s Strongest Man Finals Results
- Mitchell Hooper (Canada) — 53.5 points
- Tom Stoltman (UK) — 49 points
- Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine) — 41 points
- Trey Mitchell (USA) — 39.5 points
- Evan Singleton (USA) — 39.5 points
- Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine) — 31.5 points
- Brian Shaw (USA) — 27.5 points
- Luke Stoltman (UK) — 21.5 points
- Mathew Ragg (New Zealand) — 18.5 points
- Jaco Schoonwinkel (South Africa) — 5.5 points (Withdrew)
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2023 World’s Strongest Man Finals Day Two Event Recap
The second day of the finals began with the Max Dumbbell event, in which the athletes had to lift a dumbbell from the floor and onto one shoulder, then perform an overhead press with one hand. They had to find a comfortable position with the dumbbell before attempting the press.
Mitchell Hooper has once again won the event, marking his third victory in the finals. However, this time he had to share it with Evan Singleton, since both men lifted 140 kilograms. In addition, both attempted to lift even more, but were unsuccessful.
In regards to the third-place finish, four men ended up sharing the points, as both Stoltmans, Novikov, and Kordiyaka all lifted 132 kilograms. Unfortunately for these four competitors, sharing the points means they missed out on earning more points individually.
Jaco Schoonwinkel had the dumbbell fall back to his shoulder on his first attempt, which caused him to fall down. Although he did walk off, it was later announced that Jaco withdrew.
- Mitchell Hooper — 140 kilograms
- Evan Singleton — 140 kilograms
- Tom Stoltman — 132 kilograms
- Pavlo Kordiyaka — 132 kilograms
- Luke Stoltman — 132 kilograms
- Oleksii Novikov — 132 kilograms
- Trey Mitchell — 125 kilograms
- Brian Shaw — 125 kilograms
- Mathew Ragg — 125 kilograms
- Jaco Schoonwinkel — Withdrew
In the second-to-last event of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man, the athletes were tasked with pulling a bus a distance of 25 meters. Although the weight of the vehicle was 20,000 kilograms and the time limit for this event was 60 seconds.
Mitchell Hooper further solidified his lead with yet another event victory, easily pulling the bus over 25 meters in a time of 30.24 seconds. He exceeded the time needed to win the event by a significant margin.
In an unusual turn of events for the Bus Pull, Tom Stoltman and Evan Singleton finished with an identical time of 32.27 seconds and had to share the points, a rare occurrence in the competition.
- Mitchell Hooper — 30.24
- Tom Stoltman — 32.27 s
- Evan Singleton — 32.27 s
- Pavlo Kordiyaka — 32.46
- Trey Mitchell — 32.49 s
- Brian Shaw — 32.65
- Luke Stoltman — 32.83
- Oleksii Novikov — 33.35 s
- Mathew Ragg — 36.29
The Atlas Stones serve as the final event in most strongman competitions, including the 2023 World’s Strongest Man. However, this year’s competition featured an exceptionally heavy set of Atlas Stones, with the five implements ranging from 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds) to 210 kilograms (463 pounds).
As expected, Tom Stoltman was the quickest man to complete all five Atlas Stones, but that wasn’t enough to win the competition overall. He completed the five stones in just 33.26 seconds.
Only two more men completed all five implements, as this set of Atlas Stones proved to be too heavy for the majority. Mitchell Hooper completed all five in 36.96 seconds, finishing in second. Trey Mitchell finished in third with a time of 45.72 seconds.
We also got to witness Brian Shaw complete his final event at the World’s Strongest Man, as this marks his retirement from the competition.
- Tom Stoltman — 5 in 33.26 s
- Mitchell Hooper — 5 in 36.96 s
- Trey Mitchell — 5 in 45.72 s
- Oleksii Novikov — 4 in 27.47 s
- Evan Singleton — 4 in 28.16 s
- Brian Shaw — 4 in 35.88 s
- Pavlo Kordiyaka — 4 in 45.86 s
- Luke Stoltman — 4 in 48.49 s
- Mathew Ragg — 4 in 49.50 s
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Full WSM 2023 Coverage
- 2023 World’s Strongest Man Results
- 2023 World’s Strongest Man Results — Finals Day One
- 2023 World’s Strongest Man Finalist Revealed
- 2023 World’s Strongest Man Results — Day One Qualifiers
- 2023 World’s Strongest Man Results — Day Two Qualifiers
- Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou Withdraws From 2023 World’s Strongest Man; Kristján Jón Haraldsson Steps In
Discover comprehensive coverage of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition at our WSM coverage hub, featuring exclusive interviews, final results, event recaps and in-depth analysis: FitnessVolt.com/wsm
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