The World’s Strongest Man Competition Has Been Postponed

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The 2020 World’s Strongest Man competition has been postponed.

Once again, another global athletic event has been placed on hold. The officials for the World’s Strongest Man competition recently announced that the event will be pushed back to a later date. The officials were hesitant, but eventually came to this conclusion based on the global health crisis.

On Tuesday, WSM officials posted a press release on their website with all of the information on what is happening, what to expect, and new dates for competitors.

 

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Athletes have been working hard to improve their gains. With the gym closures taking place, many of these athletes have resorted to home workout remedies to maintain their gains. Not all of these athletes have home gyms available.

Martins Lici (2020 Arnold Strongman USA winner and current WSM titleholder), Brian Shaw, Hafthor Björnsson (2020 Arnold Strongman Classic winner) and Eddie Hall, are previous winners of the WSM competition. Shaw, Lici, and Björnsson were anticipated to participate in the four-day competition. So far, none of these athletes have made statements about the delay on their social media accounts.

The World’s Strongest Man competition has been moved to November 11th – 15th 2020. The officials of the competition reminds everyone that competitors, fans, partners, volunteers, and staff are their priority and their safety comes first.

This is not the first strongman competition to face changes due to the ongoing pandemic in the USA. Early March, the expo portion of the Arnold Sports Festival was postponed while competitions, like the Strongman Classic, were held without an audience. As of now, a new date has not been set in stone. The biggest sporting event of the year, the Summer Olympics, has been moved to 2021.

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