The strongest man in the world

In the summer of 1975, in the Lithuanian provincial town of Biržai, a boy was born who, thirty-odd years later, was named the strongest man in the world.
The athlete's name was Zydrunas Savickas. At the age of 17, he made his debut in the Lithuanian Strongest Men tournament and finished tenth there.
The guy's result was disappointing and at the same time was an impetus to train harder. In 1998 Zydrunas took the gold of the national championship in Strongest Extreme, and this victory allowed him to apply for the world championship.
In 2001 the sports career of the Lithuanian strongman could have been over: he severely injured his knee joint. It took 9 months for treatment and rehabilitation, and Savickas triumphantly returned to the sport, becoming the Lithuanian powerlifting champion.
Three years in a row since 2002, the determined Lithuanian became the silver medalist of the authoritative World's Strongest Man competitions.
For six years (from 2003 to 2008) he remained in the lead of the World's Strongest Man powerlifting competitions at the Arnold Classic.
And finally, in 2009, the guy from Birchai reached the top step of the World's Strongest Man podium for the first time. He was officially awarded the title of "The World's Strongest Man.
He confirmed this title in 2010 and 2012. In 2014 Zydrunas once again convincingly demonstrated that he has no equal in muscle strength on our planet.
The Lithuanian sportsman has more than two dozens of world records, set in two disciplines - power extreme and powerlifting.


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