Responding to Setbacks
Björnsson placed second last year after one of his Viking presses was ruled as a no-lift, a controversial decision that left Björnsson (and his fans) fuming. “I completed 15 reps but the referee took the last rep away from me,” he wrote in an Instagram post after the 2017 competition. The no-rep left Björnsson one point shy of Hall, who won the 2017 competition and has since retired from strongman.
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