Shown pulling himself under his 210-kg second attempt clean and jerk, Apti Aukhadov (Russia) went six for six and won the Best Lifter award at the 2013 European Championships, and signaled that this 2012 Olympic silver medalist is the man to beat in the 85-kg category.
Usually placid and Buddha-like in appearance, Zydrunas Savickas showed some teeth on the Log Lift, where he capped off his first-place finish with a world record 220-kg log (2013 World's Strongest Man).
Cover: Khadjimourad Akkaev (Russia) put together six good lifts to end the day with all three gold medals in the 105-kg class and a very impressive 425-kg total at the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships.
Cover: Brian Shaw tied the Big Z at the 2010 WSM, but lost on countback, but the message was clear: strongman take note. In 2011, Shaw took first in the Giant's Live-London Qualifying Tour, securing a berth at the 2011 WSM.