THE World’s Strongest Man is currently on Channel 5 as an annual highlight of the festive TV schedule.
Though the event was filmed earlier this year in May over in Sacramento, California. Read on below for the winner of this year’s HUGE tournament…
Who won the World’s Strongest Man 2022?
SCOTTISH sensation Tom Stoltman defended his title to win the big one!
Stoltman retained his World’s Strongest Man crown to become Britain’s joint most successful champion.
The Rangers fan, who has now matched Geoff Capes with two titles, saw off Ukraine’s Oleksii Novikov to claim victory in Sacramento a day before he turned 28.
Stoltman is only the tenth man in the competition’s history to win the title twice.
And the Invergordon native is the first athlete to retain the trophy since America’s Brian Shaw, who won consecutive titles in 2015 and 2016.
Novikov had surged ahead on day one and picked up wins in the deadlift, Flintstone barbell and the bus pull events going into the power stairs.
Stoltman was trailing by 3.5 points at this point but he outperformed Novikov by picking up nine points to the Ukrainian’s four heading into the Atlas Stones.
That event is Stoltman’s signature and he duly took top spot in that round to sign off with 53.5 points in total and a 10.5 point gap to his rival.
Former champ Novikov eventually finished in third after losing in a tiebreaker against American ace Martins Licis.
Following his stunning victory, Stoltman told USA Today: “To do it once is unbelievable. Back to back? Almost unheard of.”
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