Strongman Results For World Champions & Modern Day Legends

Most championships In World Strongest Man

Champion Country Times Years
Mariusz Pudzianowski  Poland 5 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008
Žydrūnas Savickas  Lithuania 4 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Magnús Ver Magnússon  Iceland 4 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996
Jón Páll Sigmarsson  Iceland 4 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990
Bill Kazmaier  United States 3 1980, 1981, 1982
Brian Shaw  United States 2 2011, 2013
Jouko Ahola  Finland 2 1997, 1999
Geoff Capes  United Kingdom 2 1983, 1985
Bruce Wilhelm  United States 2 1977, 1978


Official results – top three places


Year Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place Location
2014 Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Iceland Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson United States Brian Shaw United States Los Angeles, California
2013 United States Brian Shaw Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Iceland Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson China Sanya, China
2012[19] Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Lithuania Vytautas Lalas Iceland Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson United States Los Angeles, California
2011 United States Brian Shaw Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas United Kingdom Terry Hollands United States Wingate, North Carolina
2010 Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas[20] United States Brian Shaw Russia Mikhail Koklyaev South Africa Sun City, South Africa
2009 Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski United States Brian Shaw Malta Valletta, Malta
2008 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski United States Derek Poundstone United States Dave Ostlund United States Charleston, West Virginia
2007 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski Poland Sebastian Wenta United Kingdom Terry Hollands United States Anaheim, California
2006 United States Phil Pfister Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski United States Don Pope China Sanya, China
2005 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski United States Jesse Marunde Canada Dominic Filiou China Chengdu, China
2004 Ukraine Vasyl Virastyuk Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Sweden Magnus Samuelsson The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
2003 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Ukraine Vasyl Virastyuk Zambia Victoria Falls, Zambia
2002 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas Latvia Raimonds Bergmanis Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001 Norway Svend Karlsen Sweden Magnus Samuelsson Finland Janne Virtanen Zambia Victoria Falls, Zambia
2000 Finland Janne Virtanen Norway Svend Karlsen Sweden Magnus Samuelsson South Africa Sun City, South Africa
1999 Finland Jouko Ahola Finland Janne Virtanen Norway Svend Karlsen Malta Valletta, Malta
1998 Sweden Magnus Samuelsson Finland Jouko Ahola Netherlands Wout Zijlstra Morocco Tangier, Morocco
1997 Finland Jouko Ahola Denmark Flemming Rasmussen Sweden Magnus Samuelsson United States Primm Valley Resort, Nevada
1996 Iceland Magnús Ver Magnússon Finland Riku Kiri South Africa Gerrit Badenhorst

In 1987 the WSM was not held for the only time since its inception. In that year the first and only non-team Pure Strength competition was held. Although it was not part of the WSM franchise, some commentators regard it as a replacement for WSM in that year and the great Jon Pall Sigmarsson of Iceland was the victor!


Most top three places

9 Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas
7 Iceland Jón Páll Sigmarsson
7 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski
6 United Kingdom Geoff Capes
Iceland Magnús Ver Magnússon
5 United States Bill Kazmaier
United States Brian Shaw
Sweden Magnus Samuelsson


Most times qualified for WSM: Sweden Magnus Samuelsson – 13 times

Most WSM finals: Sweden Magnus Samuelsson – 10 times

Most consecutive WSM finals: England Terry Hollands – 9 times (2006-2014)

Most times WSM top 5 placings:, Lithuania Žydrūnas Savickas, – 9 times


Championships by country


Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
 United States 9 7 8 24
 Iceland 8 5 3 16
 Poland 5 3 0 8
 United Kingdom 4 2 7 13
 Lithuania 4 6 0 10
 Finland 3 3 5 11
 Sweden 1 3 4 8
 Netherlands 1 2 4 7
 Norway 1 1 1 3
 Ukraine 1 0 1 2
 Denmark 0 2 0 2
 Canada 0 1 1 2
 South Africa 0 1 1 2
 Austria 0 1 0 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 Russia 0 0 1 1

Trophy Glenn
UK’s Strongest Man

Year Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place Location Promoter
2014[5] England Eddy Hall England Adam Bishop Scotland Luke Stoltman Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC(UK STRENGTH COUNCIL)
2013[6] England Eddy Hall England Ben Kelsey Northern Ireland Jonathan Kelly Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2012[7] England Eddy Hall England Lloyd Renals England Chris Gearing Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2011[7] England Eddy Hall Scotland Ken Nowicki Wales Richard Smith Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2010[8] Northern Ireland Glenn Ross England Gary Gardener England Rob Frampton Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2009[8] England Jimmy Marku Northern Ireland Glenn Ross England Mark Westaby Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2008[8] Northern Ireland Glenn Ross Republic of Ireland Dave Warner England Jimmy Marku Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2007[8] Northern Ireland Glenn Ross England Jimmy Marku England Simon Flint Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2006[8] Northern Ireland Glenn Ross England Terry Hollands England Jimmy Marku Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2005[8] England Terry Hollands England Mark Lawson England Simon Morton Northern Ireland Belfast UKSC
2004[8] Northern Ireland Glenn Ross Northern Ireland Brian Irwin Republic of Ireland Carl Waitoa Northern Ireland Carrickfergus UKSC

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