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Invergordon athlete Tom Stoltman finds out when and where he will defend World Strongest Man title

By Will Clark

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Tom Stoltman learns where and when he will defend his World Strongest Man title in 2023 after winning it for second time.

Tom Stoltman. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Tom Stoltman. Picture: Callum Mackay..

The Invergordon athlete will compete for his third title at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina in the United States.

The competition will start on Tuesday, April 18 with the final taking place on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.

Stoltman (28) became world champion for a second time in Sacramento, United States back in May.

He had to come from behind to retain his title as after four events he was 3.5 points behind Ukraine's Oleksii Novikov with two events remaining.

But the Ukrainian performed poorly in the power stairs in the fifth round finishing in seventh place.

Stoltman claimed second place in the power stairs with nine repetitions to move 1.5 points ahead with the Atlas Stones remaining.

He secured the title winning the Atlas Stones lifting all five in 25.76 seconds.

He eventually won the title by 10 points as Novikov ended up sharing second place with American Martins Lucis after both finishing on 44 points.

Luke Stoltman, Tom's older brother finished in seventh place.

Stoltman won the title for the first time in 2021 and is the first athlete to retain the title since Brian Shaw in 2016.

He is the only Scotsman to ever win World Strongest Man.

Earlier this week, it was revealed the Stoltman brother are set to receive a major investment to redesign their state-of-the-art fitness and strength centre in Invergordon in partnership with Scottish fitness brand Primal.

Invergordon set for state-of-the-art strength centre as Tom and Luke Stoltman land major investment boost from Scottish fitness brand Primal.

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