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Invergordon athlete Tom Stoltman wins World Strongest Man for second time after coming from behind to retain title in final round


By Will Clark

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Tom Stoltman has retained his World Strongest Man crown to win the title for the second year running.

Tom Stoltman is World Strongest Man again. Picture: Gary Anthony
Tom Stoltman is World Strongest Man again. Picture: Gary Anthony

The Invergordon athlete became world champion for a second time after securing victory in the final round of Atlas Stones in Sacramento, United States.

The 27-year-old had to come from behind to retain his title as after four events he was 3.5 points behind Ukraine's Oleksii Novikov with two events remaining.

But the Ukrainian performed poorly in the power stairs in the fifth round finishing in seventh place after only managing four repetitions.

Stoltman claimed second place in the power stairs with nine repetitions to move 1.5 points ahead with the Atlas Stones remaining.

He secured the title winning the Atlas Stones lifting all five in 25.76 seconds.

He eventually won the title by 10 points as Novikov ended up sharing second place with American Martins Lucis after both finishing on 44 points.

Novikov finished last in the Atlas Stone with only four repetitions in 36.70 seconds picking up only one point.

Luke Stoltman, Tom's older brother finished in seventh place.

Stoltman won the title for the first time last year and is the first athlete to retain the title since Brian Shaw in 2016.

He is the only Scotsman to win World Strongest Man.

View the final results on The World's Strongest Man website


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