year old Anders Johansson from Sweden can call himself one of
the Top 10 strongest men in the world during 2002 after the
Strongman Super Series Final held in Oahu, Hawaii on January 18th,
Johansson made an impressive performance during the Strongman
Super Series Grand Prix Final in Hawaii. He finished top 10 in all
six disciplines except for the problematic Apollon Front Squats. “I
knew, especially after my results in the Stockholm Grand Prix in
November, that I had a great opportunity to finish Top 10 in the
Super Series final standings of 2002. I have therefore been focusing
100%…”, said Johansson.
With yet another Top 10 finish in a Strongman Super Series Grand
Prix, Johansson received 1 point to be added to his Super Series
final standing, which put him in the Top 10 for the year (2002).
Johansson also placed fifth in the first Grand Prix event of 2003 on
Sunday 19th (same site, Hawaii), which put him in the Top 5 of the
current 2003 Super Series standings.
Johansson is 184 cm tall and weighs an impressive 150 kg. He
works as an engineer for the company SCA and trains hard on his free
time to prepare for the strongman competitions around the world.
World Champion 2001, could not compete during Super Series 2002 due
Hugo Girard from
Canada is the World Champion 2002:
is the indisputable strongest man and World Champion of 2002 by
winning two (Stockholm, Hawaii) and coming in second (Aberdeen) in
the total of three Grand Prix events of 2002. He finishes the Super
Series 2002 final standings with a total of 21 points followed by
Svend Karlsen, Norway 17 points, Zydrunas Savickas, Lithuania (13
points) and Mariusz Pudzanowski, Poland (10 points).
Girard also set a new amazing world record in Apollon Axle
Lift with 175 kg during the first Grand Prix event of 2003 on Sunday
19th . However, Mariusz Pudzanowski won the Grand Prix.
Strongman Super Series is since 2001 the official world tour
where the best of the best, the strongest of the strongest and the
biggest of the biggest in the world, are competing in different
extreme strength disciplines during the entire year. The leader in
the Super Series final standings at the end of the year is awarded
the official title “IFSA World Champion”.
All Strongman Super Series Grand Prix events are featured on
TV-channels world wide, including Eurosport. The potential
TV-audience is over 300 million viewers represented in over 50
different countries. Strongman Super Series is sanctioned by the
International Federation of Strength Athletes (IFSA) and organised
by the Swedish company World Class International as the tour
For on-line information: www.super-series.com
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Ulf Bengtsson, Tour President
Mr. Jonas Elmblad, Tour Coordinator
Phone: +32-2-551 59 98
Fax: +32-2-502 45 81