Žydrūnas Savickas

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Žydrūnas Savickas (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ʑiːˈdrûːnɐs sɐˈvʲɪtskɐs]; born July 15, 1975) is a Lithuanian powerlifter and strongman. He has won many championships in every kind of international strongman competition. Many people think he is one of the best strength athletes of all time.

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Žydrūnas Savickas first became interested in strength sports after watching a Lithuanian strongman contest on TV in 1989. Three years later, he took part in that same strongman contest, and defeated a number of older and more experienced competitors. At age 17, Savickas began to train in powerlifting. In his second powerlifting contest, he broke all the Lithuanian records.