The 2022 WSM contest ends after three extra occasions within the second, and final, day of Finals. Basic strongman occasions, uncooked power, and deep willpower have been the highlights of the thrilling day.
Oleksii Novikov got here into the day with a slender two-point lead over final yr’s champion Tom Stoltman, placing them within the most probably rivalry for the highest spot. Licis, Mitchell, and Hooper have been shut behind in a tricky battle to make the rostrum. Shaw, Luke Stoltman, Boudreault, Rheaume, and Melsted continued to battle for factors regardless of not having any clear path to victory.
2022 WSM Finals Leaderboard
|1||Tom Stoltman — United Kingdom||53.5|
|2||Martins Licis — USA||43|
|3||Oleksii Novikov — Ukraine||43|
|4||Brian Shaw — USA||37.5|
|5||Maxime Boudreault — Canada||34.5|
|6||Trey Mitchell — USA||34|
|7||Luke Stoltman — United Kingdom||30.5|
|8||Mitchell Hooper — Canada||30|
|9||Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — Iceland||13|
|10||Gabriel Rheaume — Canada||11|
2022 WSM Day 5 Outcomes
The Bus Pull, Reign Complete Physique Gasoline Energy Stairs, and Atlas Stones have been the contestants remaining possibilities to rise via the ranks and work towards victory. The outcomes would shake up the finalists to find out the eventual winner.
Bus Pull Outcomes
The bus pull is likely one of the extra visually spectacular occasions in any WSM contest. This yr, opponents have been harnessed to a Sacramento transit bus, weighing 40,000 kilos, and pulled the automobile down the size of the 30-meter (98-foot) course as rapidly as potential.
Mitchell Hooper put up a good time, contemplating it was his first-ever automobile pulling occasion, however Novikov turned in one more dominant efficiency to safe a win for the spherical. 4-time WSM champion Brian Shaw’s fourth place end on this essential occasion all-but-ensured he wouldn’t see his fifth title this yr, as the general factors hole grew to become too massive.
- Oleksii Novikov — 0:41.51s
- Martins Licis — 0:42.18s
- Tom Stoltman — 0:44.50s
- Brian Shaw — 0:44.69s
- Trey Mitchell — 0:45.72s
- Luke Stoltman — 0:47.00s
- Maxime Boudreault — 0:47.20s
- Mitchell Hooper — 0:49.24s
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 0:51.32s
- Gabriel Rheaume — 0:53.22s
Reign Complete Physique Gasoline Energy Stairs
On this grip and lower-body intensive occasion, opponents wanted to elevate three 226-kilogram (500-pound) blocks up three massive steps within the shortest time. One block on one step counted as a single rep, for a complete of 9 potential reps.
Maxime Boudreault gained the occasion with most reps within the shortest time, however regardless of the robust effort remained within the decrease half of the leaderboard. 2021 WSM champion Tom Stoltman got here in second, tackling all 9 steps simply seconds shy of Boudreault, and topped the leaderboard.
Stoltman’s closest contender, Novikov, positioned a stunning seventh within the stairs by solely finishing six reps, which put his final victory in query.
- Maxime Boudreault — 9 reps in 0:39.07s
- Tom Stoltman — 9 reps in 0:41.04s
- Martins Licis — 9 reps in 0:44.50s
- Brian Shaw — 8 reps in 1:09.03s
- Mitchell Hooper — 7 reps in 0:32.36s
- Luke Stoltman — 7 reps in 0:59.47s
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 6 reps in 0:35.78s
- Oleksii Novikov — 6 reps in 0:34.20s
- Trey Mitchell — 6 reps in 1:10.22s
- Gabriel Rheaume — 5 reps in 0:35.78s
In one of many quintessential strongman occasions, contestants loaded more and more heavier stones onto a platform. Defending champ Tom Stoltman should’ve felt the strain to carry out as he turned in a dominating efficiency, loading all 5 stones in simply over 25 seconds.
With an obvious upset, Novikov got here in final on this remaining occasion, surrendering valuable factors and deflating any probability at profitable the competitors.
- Tom Stoltman — 5 reps in 0:25.76s
- Maxime Boudreault — 5 reps in 0:28.04s
- Trey Mitchell — 5 reps in 0:33.06s
- Brian Shaw — 5 reps in 0:39.29s
- Martins Licis — 5 reps in 0:45.74s
- Luke Stoltman — 4 reps in 0:25.78s
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 4 reps in 0:28.87s
- Gabriel Rheaume — 4 reps in 0:33.55s
- Mitchell Hooper — 4 reps in 0:33.78s
- Oleksii Novikov — 4 reps in 0:36.70s
The 2022 World’s Strongest Man Is…
After the ultimate three occasions, Tom Stoltman is the 2022 World’s Strongest Man winner, taking his second consecutive title. Oleksii Novikov started the day robust and appeared to have a victorious clinch by mid-day, however the defending champion Stoltman capitalized on his remaining effort to safe the title.
Featured picture: Joe Martinez/World’s Strongest Man