Brian Shaw opens up about his World’s Strongest Man performance.
The 2020 World’s Strongest Man has come and gone crowning Oleksii Novikov the champion. The young talent showed some truly great promise on the way to his record breaking win.
While the show was great for young up and comers, it proved to be less than ideal for one strongman veteran.
Four-time champion Brian Shaw hoped to win his fifth title at this year’s show. Unfortunately the once dominant strongman under performed at the show.
Brian Shaw has been a fixture on the strongman scene for over a decade. He’s proven himself time and again and though he wasn’t victorious at the 2020 WSM, Shaw has already cemented his legacy in the game.
Brian Shaw speaks about his performance in his latest Instagram post.
THANK YOU!! 🙏
I want to thank everyone for all the support during and after WSM this year. It’s honestly been overwhelming to me and I appreciate all of you more than you know!
Certainly not the outcome that I had trained so hard for but one thing I have learned to appreciate from all my years of training and competing is that win or lose you need to enjoy the process. You grow and find out so much about yourself through all the training ups and downs and then during the actual competition. Winning is what I have always trained for but in a lot of ways I have grown more from the tough losses in my career.
One thing is for sure this doesn’t define me or change my mentality. I will continue working hard in every aspect of my life to BE GREAT!
Congrats to Oleksii Novikov on his big win! Really happy for you man!
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Brian Shaw looks to have plenty left in the tank and the right mindset to move forward. We’ll continue to see if he can perform as he moves forward in his career.
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