Koklyaev Wins IFSA World Open Final

He was coming off the leading performance in the qualifers, but Svend Karlsen miscued in the MHP Stones of Strength, which allowed Mikael Koklyeav to win the title.

Koklyaev added to the great impression he has made on those who have seen him perform in Europe because it is said that with all the exposure he has gotten, he "is now a household name in Brazil," and earlier in the contest, he had managed an impressive five reps on the Apollon's Wheels, an event so tough that only three athletes managed a single rep.

Here are the final offical placings and point:

1. Mikhail "Misha" Koklyaev (Russia), 90.0 points
2. Svend "Viking Power" Karlsen (Norway), 89.0 points
3. Robert Szczepanski (Poland), 75.0 points
4. Igor Pedan (Russia), 72.0 points
5. Vidas Blekaitis (Lithuania), 68.5 points
6. Vilius Petrauskas (Lithuania), 66.5 points
7. Jarno Hams (Holland), 64.5 points
8. Reza Gharaei (Iran), 55.0 points
9. Ettiene Smit (South Africa), 49.0 points
10. Jan "The Giant' Krehacek (Slovakia), 42.5 points

The top five finishers qualify for the IFSA World Championships in Quebec next month.

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