Invergordon athlete Tom Stoltman wins the world’s strongest man title for the second time after coming from behind to retain his title in the final round


Tom Stoltman retained his World’s Strongest Man crown to win the title for the second straight year.

Tom Stoltman is once again the strongest man alive. Photo: Gary Anthony

The Invergordon athlete became world champion for the second time after claiming victory at the last round of Atlas Stones in Sacramento, USA.

The 27-year-old had to come from behind to retain his title as after four events he was 3.5 points behind Ukrainian Oleksii Novikov with two events remaining.

But the Ukrainian performed poorly on the motorized stairs in round five finishing in seventh place after just four repetitions.

Stoltman took second place on the power stairs with nine reps to advance 1.5 points with the remaining Atlas Stones.

He captured the title by winning the Atlas Stones by lifting all five in 25.76 seconds.

He eventually won the title by 10 points as Novikov ended up sharing second place with American Martins Lucis after both finished with 44 points.

Novikov finished last in the Atlas Stone with just four reps in 36.70 seconds, picking up a single point.

Luke Stoltman, Tom’s older brother finished in seventh place.

Stoltman won the title for the first time last year and is the first athlete to retain the title since Brian Shaw in 2016.

He is the only Scot to have won the title of the strongest man in the world.

See final results on The World’s Strongest Man website

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