Rangers fan strongman Tom Stoltman is officially the World’s second strongest man after the World’s Strongest Man tournament was concluded in Florida.

Bluenose Tom was competing at the tournament alongside and against brother Luke with the powerful athlete earning a silver medal behind Ukrainian foe Oleksii Novikov.

Canadian strongman Jean-Francois Caron finished in third place in the special event which looks to crown the World’s Strongest Man through a range of gruelling exercises and competitions.

The four-day event kicked off Wednesday last week with Stoltman being wished all the best by the official Rangers Twitter account.

Tom Stoltman and brother Luke are both former Scotland’s Strongest Man winners and hoped to take the title of the planet’s strongest man for the first time.


The rescheduled event was held in Brandenton, Florida and the former holder of the World’s Strongest Man title is USA strongman Martins Licis.

Tom Stoltman – who is the younger brother – opens up on his unique career on the Stoltman brother’s official website.

“I have been training since the age of 16 and started strongman at 18,” said Tom [Stoltman Brothers].

“I fell in love the sport instantly. My first comp was Scotland’s Strongest Man at the age of 18 where I came 5th. From that day I wanted to be the best in the world.

“Doing this sport at the highest level with my brother Luke makes it that extra special!

“Training, travelling the world and competing against each other is amazing!

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“We push each other to limits we didn’t think we could and having the crown World’s Strongest Brothers is an achievement we are proud of.”

The Rangers support will be applauding the success of the bluenose performer who is never slow to nail his colours to the mast.

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