Kristjan Jon Haraldsson & Shane Flowers Out Of 2024 World’s Strongest Man Following Injuries

Two more competitors have withdrawn from the World's Strongest Man.
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The 2024 World’s Strongest Man field took another hit with two more competitors pulling out with injuries.

The 2024 World’s Strongest Man roster has seen some overhaul over the last few weeks. The competition is set for May 1-5 in Myrtle Beach, SC and there is still changes coming. Recently, both Shane Flowers and Kristjan Jon Haraldsson have pulled out of the event with different injuries.

Previously, both Martins Licis and Mateusz Kieliszkowski have withdrawn from the 2024 World’s Strongest Man competition. 2020 WSM champion Oleksii Novikov also announced that he will not compete in this year’s competition. There have been three replacements named for the talent that will not compete. They are Kevin Faires, Pa O’Dwyer, and Ondrej Fojtu.

Flowers and Jon Haraldsson suffer injuries while performing the same lift. On Wednesday, the World’s Strongest Man Instagram page announced that Adam Roszkowski and Tristain Hoath will now compete.

Shane Flowers & Kristjan Jon Haraldsson Withdraw

Shane Flowers will be forced to miss the competition after suffering a torn bicep tendon. The injury occurred during a training session when Flowers was attempting an Axle Press. Once he lifted the bar from the floor, he suffered the injury that will keep him sidelined in 2024.

This is the second time Flowers will pull out of the WSM, with the first coming back in 2022 during group stages.


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Kristjan Jon Haraldsson injured his knee while also attempting an Axle Press. He took to his Instagram story to explain the injury.

“During my last press session last week I felt a huge crack on my left knee during axle clean and press And the days after that my knee has been super swollen and I’m still not walking normally yet, still waiting for MRI results but if I had to guess I think I had a knee subluxation.

Instead of forcing my way into competing and possibly injuring my knee even more I decided to withdraw from this year’s World Strongest Man competition.”

Full World’s Strongest Man Lineup

The full 30-man lineup includes replacements and former champions, led by reigning and defending champ Mitchell Hooper.

  • Austin Andrade
  • Evans Nana Aryee
  • Gavin Bilton
  • Adam Bishop
  • Nicolas Cambi
  • Marcus Crowder
  • Wesley Derwinsky
  • Thomas Evans
  • Kevin Faires
  • Ondrej Fojtu
  • Kane Francis
  • Nathan Goltry
  • Rauno Heinla
  • Tristain Hoath
  • Mitchell Hooper
  • Rob Kearney
  • Paolo Kordiyaka
  • Trey Mitchell
  • Pa O’Dwyer
  • Matthew Ragg
  • Spenser Remick
  • Adam Roszkowski
  • Jaco Schoonwinkel
  • Evan Singleton
  • Aivars Smaukstelis
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Tom Stoltman
  • Bobby Thompson
  • Eddie Williams

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.