Hafthor Bjornsson Is The Ultimate Strongman Title Owner For The First Time In His Career!
Hafthor Bjornsson is now the inaugural World’s Ultimate Strongman! The former four-time Europe’s Strongest Man and eight-time Iceland’s Strongest Man now has the ultimate crown of his career! He won in the Beasts Of The Middle East Championship last Friday. The competition was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Icelandic giant has earned $75,000 for the victory.
Hafthor Bjornsson took the top prize of $75,000 after beating Brian Shaw and Mateusz Kieliszkowski
Brian Shaw was placed second, while Mateusz Kieliszkowski ended up in the third place. This 2.06 meters tall and 180 kg giant from Iceland has demonstrated what does the ultimate level of supreme power means. Yet, “The Mountain” didn’t dominate all the disciplines.
There were six difficult challenges in this event. “Thor” was reserved during the first two. In truck pull, Hafthor Bjornsson wasn’t the winner. But when you look at his video, it looks like he is playing with 30 tone truck.
World’s Strongest Man 2018, Hafthor Bjornsson (nicknamed Thor), takes to the stage and makes easy work of the Truck Pull during the World’s Ultimate Strongman (WUS) in #Dubai pic.twitter.com/5GRqHP9ni4
— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) October 26, 2018
Arm over arm pull was the second discipline. The British strongman Terry Holland was leading the competition after the first two events. Yet, he ended the ninth overall and hurried to share his thoughts on Instagram.
But the third discipline is “Thor’s” old love. A Juggernaut from Iceland earned the score of amazing 1,145 lbs in silver dollar deadlift. And now the most shocking thing – “The Mountain” claims he didn’t use maximum power here too!
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520kg/1145lbs Silver Dollar Deadlift. Definitely had more in the tank but this was enough to secure first place so I decided to play it smart and save my energy for the next 3 events!! Everything went according to plan!! ? How much could I have pulled fresh?? ? @australianstrengthcoach @thorspowerprogram @wusdubai
We saw Bjornsson’s fantastic performance in yoke walk too.
In press medley, Hafthor Bjornsson gained a critical advantage. He was able to lift four super heavy obstacles over his head in less than 90 seconds!
He was defeated in atlas stones to American competitor Brian Shaw, who lifted all the five. Despite Hafthor Bjornsson had a hard time with the fifth stone, it was enough to win the competition.
Judging by the video clips this warrior was posting on Instagram, it looks like he was preparing like a pro for this event.
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Last squat session before @wusdubai Only 300kg/661lbs on the bar but I’m attacking it like its a much heavier weight. This event isn’t in the competition, but I’ll be back to squatting heavy again when the competition is over. How much do you think I’ll get up to? @thorspowerprogram @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @roguefitness @sbdapparel @nuunhydration @swiftwicksocks @theverticaldiet @thorspowergym
Second place Brian Shaw banked $35,000, meanwhile, third place Matteusz Kieliszkowski took home $15,000.
“Thor’s” career shows no signs of slowing down. During the year 2018, he has already won four great titles. Let’s hope his winning reign will continue in 2019!