Savickas in June 2010
|Born||July 15, 1975|
|Other names||"Big Z"|
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||170 kg (375 lb) - 182 kg (401 lb)|
|Title||4-time World's Strongest Man|
2-time IFSA Strongman World Champion
8-time Arnold Strongman Classic winner
3-time Europe's Strongest Man
4-time World Log Lift Champion
15-time Lithuania's Strongest Man
Jurgita Savickien? (m. 2010)
|World's Strongest Man|
|Qualified||1998 World's Strongest Man|
|Qualified||2000 World's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2002 World's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2003 World's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2004 World's Strongest Man|
|1st||2009 World's Strongest Man|
|1st||2010 World's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2011 World's Strongest Man|
|1st||2012 World's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2013 World's Strongest Man|
|1st||2014 World's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2015 World's Strongest Man|
|9th||2017 World's Strongest Man|
|10th||2018 World's Strongest Man|
|Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2003 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2004 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2005 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2006 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2007 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2008 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|2nd||2010 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|3rd||2011 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|3rd||2012 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2014 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|2nd||2015 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|1st||2016 Arnold Strongman Classic|
|Arnold Strongman Classic-Europe|
|1st||2012 Arnold Strongman Classic-Europe|
|1st||2014 Arnold Strongman-Brazil|
|IFSA Strongman World Championships|
|1st||2005 IFSA Strongman World Championships|
|1st||2006 IFSA Strongman World Championships|
|3rd||2007 IFSA Strongman World Championships|
|Strongman Champions League|
|1st||2010 SCL Iceman Challenge|
|1st||2011 SCL Iceman Challenge II|
|1st||2011 Germany FIBO|
|1st||2011 Canada SCL Semi-finals|
|1st||2012 Sarajevo SCL Finals|
|1st||2012 SCL Iceman Challenge III|
|1st||2012 Germany FIBO|
|1st||2012 China SCL World Shanghai Cup|
|1st||2012 SCL Savickas Classic
|1st||2012 Martinique SCL Finals|
|1st||2013 China SCL World Shanghai Cup|
|IFSA Strongman European Championships|
|1st||2005 IFSA European Championships|
|IFSA World Team Championships|
|1st||2005 Team Europe|
|1st||2007 Team Lithuania
|1st||2005 Hungary Grand Prix|
|1st||2006 Dubai Grand Prix|
|1st||2006 Holland Grand Prix|
|1st||2006 Latvia Grand Prix|
|1st||2006 Lithuania Grand Prix|
|1st||2007 Lithuania Grand Prix|
|Europe's Strongest Man|
|3rd||2004 Europe's Strongest Man|
|1st||2010 Europe's Strongest Man|
|1st||2012 Europe's Strongest Man|
|1st||2013 Europe's Strongest Man|
|4th||2018 Europe's Strongest Man|
|Strongman Super Series|
|World Log Lift Championships|
|1st||2008 World Log Lift Championships|
|1st||2009 World Log Lift Championships|
|1st||2011 World Log Lift Championships|
|1st||2012 World Log Lift Championships|
|1st||2013 World Log Lift Championships|
|World Muscle Power Championships|
|3rd||2004 World Muscle Power Championships|
|World Strongman Challenge|
|2nd||2002 World Strongman Challenge|
|3rd||2003 World Strongman Challenge|
|1st||2007 World Strongman Challenge|
|Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|3rd||1996 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|2nd||1997 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||1998 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||1999 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2000 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|2nd||2001 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2002 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2004 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2005 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2006 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2007 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2008 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2009 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2012 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2013 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2014 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2015 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|1st||2017 Lithuania's Strongest Man|
|IPF World Powerlifting Championships|
|6th||1998 IPF World Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|5th||1999 IPF World Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|2nd||2000 IPF World Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|EPF European Powerlifting Championships|
|2nd||1998 EPF European Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|2nd||1999 EPF European Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|2nd||2000 EPF European Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|2nd||2001 EPF European Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships|
|1st||1995 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||1996 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||1997 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||1999 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||2000 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||2001 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||2002 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||2003 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||2004 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|1st||2005 Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships||+125kg|
|IPF Junior World Championships|
|3rd||1997 IPF Junior World Championships||+125kg|
?ydr?nas Savickas (Lithuanian pronunciation: [?i:'drû:n?s s?'vtsk?s]; born July 15, 1975) is a Lithuanian powerlifter and professional strongman. He is considered one of the greatest strongman competitors of all time, and is the only modern competitor to have won every current major strongman competition. He stands 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) tall and competes at 155 kg (342 lb) to 182 kg (401 lb).
?ydr?nas 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.
In 1998, ?ydr?nas Savickas won his first Lithuania's Strongest Man contest. He would later go on to win this contest a total of 11 times. Savickas then competed in the 1998 and 2000 World's Strongest Man contests, but failed to qualify for the finals both times. He won the silver medal in the World powerlifting championship in Japan with a total of 1020 kg, just 2.5 kg behind Brad Gillingham.
A contest in the Faroe Islands in 2001 dealt Savickas a major setback, as he tore both patellar tendons during the conan's wheel event. Many believed that the extent of the injury meant that his career was over. However, nine months later Savickas won the Lithuanian powerlifting championships, and a short time later he also won the 2002 Lithuania's Strongest Man contest. Savickas would go on to finish in 2nd place at the 2002 World's Strongest Man in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He would finish in 2nd place 5 more times in 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013 and 2015 and 1st place at the 2009, 2010 World's Strongest Man, 2012 World's Strongest Man and 2014 World's Strongest Man contests.
Savickas won the Arnold Strongman Classic six consecutive times from 2003-2008. Savickas won the IFSA European Championships in 2005 which qualified him for the world championships. In September 2005, he broke three world records and won the IFSA Strongman World Championships in Quebec, Canada. Savickas won the 2005 IFSA World Team Championships with Team Europe and won the IFSA World Championships for a 2nd time in 2006 in Reykjavík, Iceland. In 2007, Savickas finished in 3rd place at the last ever IFSA World Championships behind runner-up Mikhail Koklyaev and Champion Vasyl Virastyuk in Geumsan, South Korea.
On October 24, 2005, Savickas represented Lithuania in a team competition with Vidas Blekaitis, Saulius Brusokas, and Vilius Petrauskas. Team Lithuania team placed 5th overall at the IFSA World's Strongest Nation contest in Ukraine.
Savickas was the 2009 and 2010 World's Strongest Man champion. He has also won Europe's Strongest Man in 2010 & 2012. Savickas won Fortissimus in 2009 after finishing runner-up in 2008 behind Derek Poundstone. Savickas is the 3 time reigning World Log Lift Championships winner in 2008, 2009 and 2011 (there was no contest held in 2010).
On April 2011 Savickas set a new Guinness World Record performing a 20-meter Farmer's Walk in 7.55 seconds with 150 kg (330 lb) implements in each hand. The event was broadcast on the Guinness TV show in Europe.
Savickas won 5 Strongman Champions League events during the 2011/2012 season, in Finland in March 2011, Germany on April 16, 2011, the SCL Semi-finals in Canada in Oct. 2011, Latvia in Nov 2011 and the SCL Finals in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Feb. 7, 2012.
During the SCL Finals in Sarajevo, Savickas set a new world record in the log lift with 215 kg (474 lb). This was his 7th consecutive world record in the log lift, not including his world record in the giant wooden log lift set at the 2010 World's Strongest Man contest.
Savickas won the 2012 Europe's Strongest Man contest on June 23, 2012, his second ESM title after winning in 2010. Savickas also set a new world record in the log lift with a lift of 216 kg (476 lb), this was his 8th consecutive log lift world record.
Savickas has won 8 Strongman Champions League events in the 2012 season and is the current overall leader. He won the 2012 SCL Iceman Challenge III in Finland in March, his third consecutive victory in that contest. Savickas also won the 2012 FIBO event in Germany in April, and the SCL Holland event in Zevenaar, the Netherlands on June 30, 2012.
During the SCL Holland event, Savickas set yet another world record in the Log Lift with a lift of 217.5 kg (480 lb). This was Savickas' 3rd log lift world record in 2012, and 9th consecutive log lift world record.
Savickas has held the log lift world record since 2005, and has set more total world records than any other strongman competitor in history.
Savickas won the SCL Finland event on Aug. 11, 2012 and was the co-winner of the SCL Poland event on Aug. 18 in a tie with Mikhail Koklyaev. Savickas also won the SCL Gibraltar event on Sept. 2, 2012. This was his eight SCL victory for the 2012 season, and 28th career SCL win.
The heaviest log press on record from Guinness World Records is 220 kg (490 lb) achieved 30 September 2012 by Savickas at World's Strongest Man Finals held at the Commerce Casino, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Savickas regained the WSM crown by winning the 2012 World's Strongest Man contest in Los Angeles, California on Oct. 1, 2012. This was Savickas' third WSM title, he is only the fifth competitor in WSM history to win 3 or more WSM titles. Savickas also set a new log lift world record in the finals with a lift of 220 kg (490 lb). Savickas and Jon Pall Sigmarson have each placed in the WSM top three a record seven times.
Savickas won the 2012 SCL Finals held in Fort-de-France, Martinique on Nov. 18, 2012, his tenth SCL victory of the season. Savickas won the 2012 SCL overall championship title, his second after winning in 2008.
Savickas won his inaugural 2013 contest, the Strongman Champions League event held in Kalkar, Germany on June 22, 2013. Savickas also attempted a new Log Lift world record of 221 kg (487 lb), but just barely failed to lockout the weight overhead.
At Giants Live Poland, Savickas set a new world record on the Log Lift for 500Lbs or 227 kg. In the 2014 World's Strongest Man he managed to win his fourth title with just half a point difference over the second placed Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson. Zydrunas set a new world record in the giant barbell squat event by squatting 340 kg for 15 repetitions.
Savickas married his longtime girlfriend Jurgita Savickien? on July 24, 2010 in Lithuania.
Done in official powerlifting competitions under IPF rules (single ply equipment)
Done in the gym (personal records as of 2013 according to Savickas himself)
Professional Competitive Record - [1st (79),2nd (28),3rd (13) - Out of Total(128)]
Performance Metric - .949 [Lithuanian - .964 International - .924]