The biggest and strongest British men will compete next weekend, on the 23rd of October at Sheffield Arena to win the title of Britain’s Strongest Man. Adam Bishop has been holding the title for 18 months and will try to defend it. The 2021 Britain’s Strongest Man odds mention him in the favorites but the winner of the 2021 World’s Strongest Man can be a tough opponent.
The first edition of the Britain’s Strongest Man competition was held in 1979 when all participants got an invitation. Including weightlifters, field athletes and wrestlers. Eventually a shot putter, Geoff Capes won the first Britain’s Strongest Man title. The format remained until 1984 when different versions emerged. But in 1989 the competition got its original name back and has been held almost every year since. The Beast, Eddie Hall, won the event the most times, on five occasions. While Adam Bishop is the defending champion after winning last year’s race. The winners of the regional heats will compete next weekend in Sheffield to win the title in 2021. Including the winner of this year’s World’s Strongest Man contest, Tom Stoltman.
2021 Britain’s Strongest Man Odds Favor Stoltman To Win This Year
Adam Bishop has belonged to the top competitors for a few years now. And last year he finally managed to win the title. Now the 32-year-old strongman will try to defend his title with online sportsbooks in the UK offering the odds of 2.75 for his victory. The former rugby player is also the full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach for Harlequin FC. Bishop is known for his ability in deadlift and dumbbell medley, but might have some issue with the overhead events. This year he only finished 10th in the Europe’s Strongest Man contest and 8th at the World’s Strongest Man event.
Which was won by the top favorite, Tom Stoltman who has the odds of 2.00 to win the British title. He is Scotland’s Strongest Man as well and the runner-up of this event last year. The 27-year-old giant is called The Albatross and the King of the Stones. Due to being the favorite in any event involving an Atlas Stone. Tom is the younger brother of another great competitor, Luke Stoltman, who won the Europe’s Strongest Man title in 2021. In Britain he finished third last year behind Bishop and his brother. Now his odds to beat them are 4.50.
Other Favorites Include Former Winner
Graham Hicks is the 2019 winner of the British contest. Who also finished second twice before, in 2014 and 2018. Now the 35-year-old can try again to win the title with the odds of 7.50 to do so. Hicks got the British record in the Log Lift with lifting 220kg last year. He finished third in this year’s European contest, which is a promising sign ahead of the British event. Another experienced strongman is Mark Felix who finished as a runner-up in the event four times between 2006 and 2016. The Grenadian born is still going strong in spite of being 55. As he qualified for this year’s World’s Strongest Man event.
Online gambling sites in the UK also mention one of the youngest contestants, Paul Smith in the favorites. The 27-year-old has already won the England’s Strongest Man title run by a different organization. Now he has the odds of 34.00 to win this one. With his Olympic lifting background, he can really surprise everyone. Just like Andy Black, Scotland’s Strongest Man in 2020 who managed to challenge Tom Stoltman on the Stones. The mechanic joined the gym to lose some weight and become a great strongman. With the odds of 21.00 to win the competition next week.