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Stoltman fends off challengers, Boudreault finishes fifth in strongest man event

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Consistency and resiliency lifted Tom Stoltman to another World’s Strongest Man title on Sunday.

The 27-year-old from Invergordon, Scotland fended off stiff challenges from 2020 champion Oleksii Novikov of Kyiv, Ukraine and Latvian-American Martins Licis on Sunday in Sacramento, Calif.

Canadian Maxime Boudreault finished fifth overall in the competition, just three points out of fourth which was claimed by Brian Shaw of the U.S. Trey Mitchell was fifth, one-half point back of Boudreault.

Competitors took part in six events, including deadlift, Flintstone barbell, bus pull and Atlas stones. Stoltman and Novikov were in a tight battle for first entering the final event, the Atlas stones.

Licis earned his first podium trip since winning the 2019 World’s Strongest Man.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press