World’s Strongest Man 2020 Day 1 Finals Recap

Breaking down the World’s Strongest Man 2020 Day 1 Finals

The day one finals for the World’s Strongest Man 2020 is finally here. After a few fits and starts, the competition went underway on Thursday – a day later than was originally planned due to inclement weather on Wednesday. This led to a much more intense schedule than originally planned. Friday was meant to be a rest day after the qualification rounds. Instead, there was no break in between.

At the end of the day, ten competitors rose up to the finals round – leading to a reset of points and a fresh start barreling towards crowning the World’s Strongest Man. It should also be noted that Graham Hicks withdrew on day one of the Finals after suffering a torn biceps.

World's Strongest Man 2020 Finals Day 1 ResultsHere are the overall standings:

2020 World’s Strongest Man Standings (After Two Events)

  1. Oleksii Novikov — 25 points
  2. Adam Bishop — 22 points
  3. JF Caron — 22 points
  4. Tom Stoltman — 21.5 points
  5. Jerry Pritchett — 19 points
  6. Brian Shaw — 17.5 points
  7. Kevin Faires — 13 points
  8. Aivars Smaukstelis — 12.5 points
  9. Luke Richardson — 9.5 points

Withdrew: Graham Hicks — 1 point


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2020 WSM Finals Day One Results

Giant Medley

Athletes had to walk 10 meters with a 275-pound anvil, load it onto a tire, and then carry a 1,000-pound yolk, weighed down with motorcycles, for 15 meters. The time cap for the event was 75 seconds. The fastest time overall won.

  1. Adam Bishop — 22.55 seconds
  2. Oleksii Novikov — 23. 79 seconds
  3. Jerry Pritchett — 24.71 seconds
  4. Kevin Faires — 26.22 seconds
  5. Tom Stoltman — 26.61 seconds
  6. JF Caron — 26.92 seconds
  7. Brian Shaw — 27.03 seconds
  8. Luke Richardson — 36.70 seconds
  9. Aivars Smaukstelis — 34.97 seconds
  10. Graham Hicks (did not finish) — 16.19 seconds (did not finish the medley)

Partial Deadlift

In an exciting development, Oleskii Novikov set a new world record with a 1,185-pound partial deadlift. Here were the results from the event:

  1. Oleksii Novikov — 537.5 kilograms (1,185 pounds)
  2. JF Caron — 509 kilograms (1,122 pounds)
  3. Jerry Pritchett —  509 kilograms (1,122 pounds)
  4. Adam Bishop — 509 kilograms (1,122 pounds)
  5. Brian Shaw — 478.5 kilograms (1,055 pounds)
  6. Tom Stoltman — 478.5 kilograms (1,055 pounds)
  7. Kevin Faires —  437.7 kilograms (965 pounds)
  8. Luke Richardson — 397 kilograms (875 pounds)
  9. Aivars Smaukstelis — 397 kilograms (875 pounds)

Keg Toss

A series of six kegs will be lined up, each one increasing in weight from 35 pounds to 55 pounds. Athletes will rush to the kegs and toss each one up and over a 16-foot bar. The fastest time wins.

  1. Tom Stoltman – 8 kegs, 0:20.05
  2. JF Caron – 8 kegs, 0:20.31
  3. Brian Shaw – 8 kegs, 0:21.75
  4. Aivars Smaukstelis – 8 kegs, 0:24.88
  5. Oleksii Novikov – 8 kegs, 0:26.96
  6. Luke Richardson – 8 kegs, 0:27.82
  7. Adam Bishop – 8 kegs, 0:39.90
  8. Jerry Pritchett – 7 kegs, 0:39.14
  9. Kevin Faires – 6 kegs, 0:19.04

Stay tuned to Generation Iron for more updates on the finals day 2 on Sunday, November 15, 2020.


*Images courtesy of World’s Strongest Man.

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