Oleksii Novikov Bounces Back, Wins 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic

Oleksii Novikov gets back to his winning ways at the 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic.

2020 World’s Strongest Man Oleksii Novikov made a return to action, picking up a victory at the 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic. After issuing in a less than ideal performance at the 2021 World’s Strongest Man, Novikov was able to once again assert himself in the strongman rankings with this major win.

Taking place at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, England, the 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic featured some of the best of the best in the sport. Namely 2020 World’s Strongest Man Oleksii Novikov took part and won the show.

After being knocked out of the 2021 World’s Strongest Man early, Oleksii Novikov needed a big win to show that he was still one of the strongest on the planet. Novikov was riding a huge wave of momentum after his showing at the 2020 WSM. It was halted a bit after his performance at the 2021 show.

That said, Oleksii Novikov on cue again proved that he still has the potential to be the future of strongman. He went to battle against fellow impressive strongman competitors Evan Singleton and Cheick “Irom Biby” Sanou who took second and third respectively. The three strongman showcased some pretty impressive strength at the show.

WOW what a venue what a show !!!
Well done to all the athletes but HUGE congratulations to the podium winners
1st place @novikov_strong_wsm 🏆
2nd place @evan_trex_strongman
3rd place @ironbiby

Below are the final point standings for the 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic.

2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic Final Point Standings:

  1. Oleksii Novikov: 44.5 points
  2. Evan Singleton: 43 points
  3. Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou: 37.5 points
  4. Adam Bishop: 33 points
  5. Tom Stoltman: 30 points
  6. Luke Stoltman: 27.5 points
  7. Laurence Shahlaei: 25 points
  8. Gavin Bilton: 22.5 points
  9. Pat O’Dwyer: 21.5 points
  10. Aivars Smaukstelis: 21 points
  11. Mark Felix: 9 points

This was a great win for Oleksii Novikov, a much needed one indeed. Now that he’s back to his winning ways, Novikov has proven he’s a man to keep your eyes on in the future.

What do you think of Oleksii Novikov and his victory at the 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.