Josh Thigpen Wins Day 2 at WSF Championships

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind

The top eight finishers at the WSF World Strongmen Championships today advance to the finals tomorrow and Josh Thigpen was at the head of the parade at the end of the day.

Josh Thigpen (USA) edged out Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) by one point for top honors today at WSF World Strongmen Championships in Abu Dhabi.  IronMind® | Courtesy of ASF.
Josh Thigpen (USA) edged out Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) by one point for top honors today at WSF World Strongmen Championships in Abu Dhabi.  IronMind® | Courtesy of ASF.

Here are the official scores for the top 8 today in Abu Dhabi, UAE:

1. Josh Thigpen (USA) 52.5
2. Stefan Solvi Petursson (Iceland) 51.5
3. Laurence Shahlaei (UK) 47.5
4. Krzysztof Radzikowski (Poland) 47.0
5. Mark Felix (UK) 45.0
6. Farzad Mousakhani (Iran) 42.5
7. Nikolai Hansen (Denmark) 42.5
8. Antanas Abrutis (LIthuania) 38.0

“Today we select the top 8," Omid Amiri confirmed for IronMind.  "Then we start with 8 strongmen tomorrow in the finals and start from 0 points and we have 5 events:

• Apollon’s Axle for max
• Deadlift for reps
• Truck Pull
• Sandbag Loading
• Farmer's walk for distance."


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