World’s Strongest Man Qualifiers: Day 3

Group 4 had a rest day at the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) qualifiers, but the other competitors battled it out in their quest to make the WSM 2009 finals.

In group 2, Zydrunas Savickas narrowly beat Brian Shaw in the fingal’s fingers, continuing to spotlight the developing story that sees the formidable and established Zydrunas Savickas challenged by the young, but rapid-charging Brian Shaw.

Group 5, also contesting the Fingal’s Fingers, wasn’t short of a surrounding story either as Dave Ostlund won, with Terry Hollands coming in second.  Ostlund, who made the 2008 World’s Strongest Man podium, is coming back from a severe injury earlier this year and is focusing on making the finals as the first step toward another high placing in WSM, and Hollands, a formidable figure in any strongman contest, is said to be coming into this contest in excellent condition.

In group 1, Derek Poundstone won the dumbbell press, with Ilin Kostiantyn coming in second, and in group 3, Phil Pfister and Alexander Klyushev tied for first on the dumbbell.  The dumbbell was reportedly 95 kg, although this number, along with all the other details in this report, is unofficial.

Tomorrow is the last day of the qualifying round, with the top two competitors going on to the 2009 World’s Strongest Man final, the premier event in strongman.

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