Oleksiii Novikov, the strongest man in Ukraine, KNUTE strongman, won the second consecutive victory on his way to a dreamy title of the world's strongest man. He won Arnold Strongman Classic Africa-2019.
A representative from Ukraine was the youngest to compete with 14 professionals having a long experience in athletics. Such well-known athletes from Poland, USA, Russia, as Mateusz Kieliszkowski, Jerry Pritcet, Rauno Heinla, Mikhail Shivlyakov, Matejaz Belsak were the main competitors of Oleksii.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, admiring the performance of the youngest participant, posted the video on his official page at Instagram and commented: "I can't help myself when the strongmen are competing on stage. These guys are out of this world! "
Arnold awarded Oleksii, and also joked addressing him as the strongest man in the world.
Now Oleksii is officially among the TOP-25 strongest people in the world, and is preparing for Word Strongest Man, which will take place in a month in Florida.