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Ukrainian Oleksiy Novikov declared world’s strongest man

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2004 and 2007, another Ukrainian strongman, Vasyl Virastyuk, claimed this title
12:18, 16 November 2020

The World's Strongest Man/Facebook

Ukrainian strongman Oleksiy Novikov won the title of the world’s strongest man at the prestigious competition The World's Strongest Man. This is stated in a message on the tournament’s official Facebook page.

The competition took place in Florida (USA). The second and third places in the tournament were taken by the Briton Tom Stoltman and the Canadian Jean-François Caron.

The World's Strongest Man/Facebook

This is Ukraine’s third victory at The World's Strongest Man tournament. In 2004 and 2007, Vasyl Virastyuk claimed this title.

It is worth noting that Oleksiy Novikov is a four-time holder of the title of Ukraine’s strongest man.

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