Zydrunas Savickas

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Zydrunas Savickas was born on July 15, 1975 in Birzai, Lithuania.  As a child he was stronger and taller than his most of his classmates and after watching a strongman contest on TV in 1989, he decided to try to become a professional strongman.  At age 16 he entered his first strongman contest and, although he did not win, he beat a number of adult competitors in the contest. During his teenage years he also began to train in Powerlifting (starting at age 13) and in only his second contest he set new Lithuanian records.  For several years he competed in both sports, totaling over 2200 pounds to win the silver medal in the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in 2000.

Zydrunas’ powerlifting career was cut short when he suffered a double knee injury in a strongman contest in 2001.  Although some felt he could never lift again, Zydrunas continued training, focusing primarily on strongman contests.  Now, Zydrunas is considered by nearly everyone to be the strongest man in the world, as he is a six-time winner of the Arnold Strongman Classic (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008), and a three-time winner of the TWI World’s Strongest Man Contest.

Website: www.savickas.lt


Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania

Age: 38

Height: 190.5 cm/6’3’’

Weight: 182 kg/400 lbs


Chest: 150 cm/59.1 inches

Biceps: 55 cm/21.7 inches

Thigh: 115 cm/45.3 inches

Calf: 55 cm/21.7 inches

Neck: 55 cm/21.7 inches

Family: Zydrunas is married to Jurgita.


Contest History:

First Place TWI World’s Strongest Man Winner, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

First Place Arnold Strongman Classic in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, & 2016

First Place Arnold Strongman Classic Europe, 2012

World Log Lift Champion, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014

Fourteen-time Champion Lithuania’s Strongest Man, 1998-00, 2002, and 2004-2013

First Place Strongman Champions League, 2008 & 2012

First Place IFSA Strongman World Championship, 2006

First Place IFSA Strongman World Championship, 2005

Second Place TWI World’s Strongest Man, 2002, 2003 and 2004

Log lift:  222.5 kilos/ 490.5 pounds.  

Records held in Strongman Events outside the Arnold

Log lift:  222.5 kilos/ 490.5 pounds.  

Axle Press: 212 kilos/467.4 pounds

Apollon’s Axle: 166 kilos/366 pounds x 8 clean & press each rep

Giant Barbell Deadlift Reps: 320 kilos/705.5 pounds x 10

22 kilos/48.5 pounds Medicine Ball: 17 feet in height

Ring of Stones: 25.65 seconds

Hummer Tire Deadlift: 462 kilos/1018.52 pounds

Heavy yoke: 500 kilos/1102.3 pounds for 7.5 seconds