Magnus Samuelsson Puts the Pedal to the Metal

Winning five of the six events, Magnus Samuelsson swept to victory in the Sweden's Strongest Man contest. Samuelsson won the Truck Pull, Fingal's Fingers, Strong Medley, and Stones, while Benny Wennberg pulled out an impressive victory in the Overhead Medley. While both are primarily strongman competitors, Magnus Samuelsson and Benny Wennberg are also known for their world-class hand strength. Incidentally, don't think this was a light contest, because it included a 500-kg tire, for example, and only Magnus Samuelsson was able to finish the Stones and the Fingal's Fingers. Unfortunately, Mats Corneliusson, who according to Magnus, "Had a good grip on the second place trophy," tore a biceps. The final placings were:

1) Magnus Samuelsson, 39 points
2) Jorgen Ljunberg, 28 points
3) Benny Wennberg, 27 points
4) Kalle Lane, 24 points
5) Hakan Petschler, 20 points
6) Mats Cornelisson, 17.5 points
7) Daniel Johansson, 11 points
8) Nicklas Hult, 10.5 points

As anyone who knows him or has seen his highly-popular training DVD can appreciate, Magnus said that he enjoys having fun in between hard workouts and for him that includes some fast driving: "I try to drive Rally Cross as much as possible during the summer months," Magnus said.

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