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The World’s Strongest Man-1998 (Morocco)

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The Overall Standing

 

 

 

Athlete

Country

Total Score

1

Magnus Samuelsson

Sweden

73

2

Jouko Ahola

Finland

67

3

Wout Zijlstra

Netherland

62

4

Phil Pfister

USA

51

5

Peter de Bruyn

SA

46

6

Riku Kiri

Finland

26 (injury)

7

Torfi Olafsson

Iceland

19 (injury)

8

Mark Philippi

USA

18 (injury)

9

Berend Veneberg

Netherland

9 (injury)

10

Hugo Girard

Canada

5 (injury)

 

Event 1. Farmers Walk: 2 cylinders 120kg each for 40+40 meters with turn. There was a big area, so all 10 finalists were running in the same time. Jouko Ahola was the fastest with 34.28 seconds, Riku Kiri was second with 37.95 second and Magnus Samuelsson showed third time – 39.37 seconds.

Event 2. Truck Pull: 3 tracks (total weight 27.5 tons) for 30 meters distance. Torfi Olafsson won the event with 62.06 seconds, Magnus Samuelsson took second place with 63.03 seconds and Riku Kiri was third with 66.28 seconds.

Event 3. Husafell Stone (nature stone) 173 kg for max distance. Magnus Samuelsson carried the stone for 79.71 meters, Phil Pfister showed second result – 70.3 meters and Mark Philippi was third with 69.51 meters.

Event 4. Car rolling + running. Some athletes got injuries at this event but the most terrible thing happened with Mark Philippi. Here you can see the video. Magnus Samuelsson was the best with 24.75 seconds, Wout Zijlstra was some slower – 27.5 seconds and Jouko Ahola showed third time – 35.25 seconds.

Event 5. Power Stairs: 3 objects 200kg each had to be carried up for 6 stairs. Magnus Samuelsson won the event with 38.47 seconds, Jouko Ahola was second with 39.75 secs and Wout Zijlstra became third – 46.01 seconds.

Event 6. Log lift for max weight. Ahola lifted 147.5 kg, Peter de Bruyn was second with 145kg and Zijlstra was third – 140 kg.

Event 7. Conan Circle (390kg). Jouko Ahola became the winner with 360 degrees, Samuelsson was second – 314 degrees and Zijlstra showed 266 degrees.

Event 8. Medley: Duck Walk 200kg + Tire 300kg for 2.5 flips + 3 kegs 75 kg each into the platform. Samuelsson finished with 35.31 seconds, Zijlstra took second place with 36.6 seconds and Ahola was third with 37.22 secs.

So, athletes from Sweden became winner and it was his best result in career.