Hafthor Bjornsson could be out of the 2020 World’s Strongest Man.
The global health crisis has affected a ton of different industries in the last couple months. Many different sporting events have been cancelled or postponed to the chagrin of many. Besides the UFC and WWE, many sporting competitions have been put on hold. That includes the annual World’s Strongest Man competition.
With the risk of competitors and fans getting ill, the 2020 World’s Strongest Man has been postponed. That said, many fans expect to see the best strongman competitors in the world take part. But that may not necessarily be true.
It appears that 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson could potentially skip the show.
In a recent Q&A, the former champion indicated that his participation is still up in the air. Hafthor Bjornsson had see to say in a response to a fan question.
“‘Will you participate in World’s Strongest Man?’ This year no,” Thor said. “‘When will you do World’s Strongest Man again?’ I’m not sure guys, I’m not sure. The last time I asked them I got an invite I didn’t get an answer, so why should I wait? Like you can’t even tell an athlete that’s been on the podium eight years in a row that I’ve got an invite yet?”
While he didn’t definitively say no, this could be a sign that Hafthor Bjornsson is thinking about skipping the show. For now Bjornsson is shifting focus to boxing heated rival Eddie Hall.
After accomplishing the 501kg deadlift, Bjornsson has a new mission and that’s to put his fist right on Hall’s chin.
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