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2018/05/09 09:17:33 (permalink)
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WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result

So Thor won then, kinda knew that was coming, the man has been on top form lately. Looks like a comfortable win as well points wise. He is one hell of an athlete though, pure strength without looking like an overweight mess like many other strongmen.
 
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/09 16:04:45 (permalink)
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I don't get how last year Eddie was signed to secrecy until it was televised yet this doesn't seem to have been the case with this years at all, they're all blabbing about it.
 
Good on him tho, altho I wasn't hugely impressed with the way he handled losing last year he is an impressive athlete

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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/09 16:44:00 (permalink)
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Love that Eddie presented the 🏆 😂

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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/09 16:58:55 (permalink)
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For reference you can read your first line as you browse! So not late saying don't read 😂
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 07:53:47 (permalink)
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They don't keep it secret anyway. Eddie didn't keep it very quiet for long last year, he announced he was retiring the day he won on facebook, which is what he said beforehand he would do if he won.
 
The whole thing is the worst kept secret now, annoying having to watch it 8 months later at christmas already knowing the result, although its still good to watch.
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 08:31:11 (permalink)
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I don't get how last year Eddie was signed to secrecy until it was televised yet this doesn't seem to have been the case with this years at all, they're all blabbing about it.
 
Good on him tho, altho I wasn't hugely impressed with the way he handled losing last year he is an impressive athlete




I totally agree, I think Thor comes across as a complete knob, but you can't fault his strength.

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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 08:34:33 (permalink)
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Looks like a fairly easy win - Big Z and Brian Shaw surely past it now?

If Thor retires and starts focusing on his acting then it will be a very open field!
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 09:00:30 (permalink)
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I totally agree, I think Thor comes across as a complete knob, but you can't fault his strength.




I think he let himself down last year when he lost the viking press to Eddie, but other than that he's great to watch.
 
 
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Looks like a fairly easy win - Big Z and Brian Shaw surely past it now?

If Thor retires and starts focusing on his acting then it will be a very open field!



Yeh Big Z is past it now unfortunately, too many injuries, and you can tell Brian Shaw is coming to the end of his peak.
 
I think Thor will very much stay focussed on his strongman, and dominate it for the next few years.
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 09:23:27 (permalink)
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Yeah Thor could dominate. Only Eddie could really challenge him on the big compounds - squat, deadlift and pressing. Now he's not competing you'd think Thor will just take max points in the main lifts, and he looks to be improving.

I prefer Eddie as a person but think Thor is the better athlete. Eddie has a weakness in movement events.
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 09:26:51 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby The_Lone_Wolf 2018/05/10 09:27:12
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Big things ahead for Mateusz Kieliszkowski, besting Shaw is quite an achievement!
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/10 09:37:13 (permalink)
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Eddie is insanely strong but his health suffers because of it. I don't think Thor is that far behind him on the static movements. Eddie had a good year last year and a well deserved win, but he wouldn't be able to keep it up consistently like Thor.
 
Still gotta love Eddie though.
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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/15 08:09:20 (permalink)
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Haven't seen it yet, but heard all the news.
 
I also didn't like the way Hafthor reacted last year, but he deserved a win.
 
Did you hear about Brians plantar fasciitis problem? Wonder how much it affected his performance?

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Re: WSM 2018 - spoiler alert, don't read if you don't wanna know result 2018/05/15 12:40:09 (permalink)
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Always looked to be a Thor win. Wasn't impressed with his attitude last year or him always needing such a large entourage/cheerleaders but very clearly has upped his game this year and got the job done. Physically looks awesome as well - 6'8 odd with abs!
 
Cant see Z or Shaw challenging again but Mateusz Kieliszkowski looks closest to being a challenger over next few years now Eddies retired and shaw/z seemk to be slowing down performance wise.

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