Tom Stoltman – The Albatross
Tom Stoltman is a British strongman who is known for his prowess with Atlas Stones. He is also a two-time World’s Strongest Man. His prowess with the Atlas Stones is one of the many reasons why he is nicknamed “The Albatross.”
World’s Strongest Man 2021
Tom Stoltman, a 27-year-old Scottish man, was named the World’s Strongest Man in 2021. His title victory marked the first time a Scottish competitor has won the coveted title. He joined fellow Brit Adam Bishop in the finals.
Stoltman is from Invergordon, a port town in Scotland. He has a 385-pound body and an armspan of six feet eight inches. The winner has won multiple strongman competitions.
Tom Stoltman won four events at this year’s World’s Strongest Man event in Sacramento, California. The champion finished with 53.5 points. Tom defeated Ukrainian Oleksii Novikov, who was the leader, and held off a late charge from American Brian Shaw.
The two competed for a spot in the finals, which were held on Sunday. Stoltman credited his team for keeping his focus throughout the competition.
Earlier, Stoltman had finished second behind Shaw. However, he surged in the last two events. He beat Novikov in the power stairs and Atlas Stones.
After the two-day competition, Stoltman felt his body was stronger. As a result, he was able to claim the title, which he has been holding for the last two years.
Tom Stoltman has also won two championships in Britain’s Strongest Man. He is the youngest competitor to do so. His older brother, Luke, has also been regular at the event.
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If you watched last year’s World’s Strongest Man competition, you may have seen Tom Stoltman. This 6ft 8in, 397lb athlete from Invergordon in the Highlands became the first Scottish winner of the competition.
He also became the fifth British athlete to win the title after Geoff Capes, Peter Thompson, Eddie Hall and Michael Watson. The competition took place in Sacramento, California from 24th to 29th May.
Team GB was strong, producing a series of outstanding solo displays. There were four men who finished on the podium and seven athletes who achieved the top three spots.
Tom Stoltman won the World’s Strongest Man title for a second time. His victory also made him the fifth British man to win the competition after Geoff Capes, Peter Thompson, James Fleming, Eddie Hall and Michael Watson.
Having won the event in his first attempt, he was the only person to achieve back-to-back wins since 2016. His winning streak began in 2017.
After competing for GB, he has represented Great Britain at international level. His goals include making the 2020 Tokyo Olympics team and representing England at the world championships.
As well as winning the title, he won the 2022 World’s Strongest Man competition. His brother Luke, who is also a strongman, is one of the strongest competitors in the competition.
Road to 505
There’s a new strongman in town, and he’s got a plan. Tom Stoltman is no ordinary man. Aside from being a professional strongman, he’s also a businessman and a YouTube channel owner. As far as strongman competition goes, he’s the second best British man to come along since Geoff Capes (the first was, of course, Richard Wiggins). The Scottish native won his two titles a couple of decades after Capes’s heyday, but in a field of sexy, hulking competitors, he’s got it going on.
Tom and his brother Luke have been lifting weights together since before Luke became Europe’s Strongest Man. Like their brother, they opted for a commercial gym rather than the usual yucky home workouts. Now, they’re the heaviest hitters at the local gym and beyond. They’ve even branched out to a blog and a YouTube channel.
While they are not the first to throw a 505 kilo deadlift in their gym, they’re certainly the first to try it out. During a recent training session, they performed five sets of 250-kilogram deadlift triples for 15 beltless reps. That’s a lot of weight to lift, but they did it in style. They even eschewed the standard belt and instead used a heavy duty one-inch strap. In all, they lifted 8,267.3 kilos.