Over the course of the weekend, the finals for the 2018 World’s Strongest Man concluded in an epic fashion. If you missed the competition, or have yet to read the full recap of placings and events, check out this article (spoiler alert below).
“They all look like Shrek.” – Random Internet Troll
“Not everybody, I look really pretty.” – Latvian Strongman Zydrunas Savickas
Before finals kicked off on May 5th, The World’s Strongest Man Facebook page shared an amazing video (and I don’t use that word lightly) to highlight the competitors heading into the final days of competition.
Instead of highlighting accomplishments or doing athlete profiles, their video took a slightly different approach of humor. Similar to the outlandish “Read Mean Tweets” videos, these strongman finalists read comments made on them and the competition from internet trolls. The aftermath? Let’s just say it has us on the floor laughing.
Honestly, we’re unsure which part of the video was our favorite. It could have been Savickas calling himself really pretty, or possibly Martins Licis being called a man child. Then again, it may have been the fact that someone said Robert Oberst always uses fake plates, and him saying, “Yeah, that’s why my back hurts.”
Compared to the other mean tweets/comments videos out there, we’re making a strong case that this is one of the best ones yet. Maybe we’re bias, as we are a strength sport company, but in terms of irony, it doesn’t get much more ironic than this video.
2018 World’s Strongest Man Spoiler Alert
Upon conclusion of the finals, Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson came out on top. The winning of this title was Bjornsson’s icing on the cake to his crazy impressive 2018 season. He won the Arnold Strongman Classic in March, Europe’s Strongest Man in April, and now the World’s Strongest Man.
In terms of points, Bjornsson also had a big separation from himself and second place. Check out the top five standings below.
1. Hafthor Bjornsson — 51.5 Points
2. Mateusz Kieliszkowski — 45 Points
3. Brian Shaw — 44 Points
4. Martins Licis — 38.5 Points
5. Jean-François Caron — 35 Points
Feature image from The World’s Strongest Man Facebook page.