Zydrunas Savickas “Big Z”, Lithuania, is making his 14thappearance at the 2018 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. As a part-time Strongman, Zydrunas also works as a competition promoter (Savickas Classic strongman competition & others in Lithuania) and is a business owner.
“Big Z” is a 4-Time WSM Champion and his appearance at this year’s competition will be the most of all-time. A past Strongman that he admires is Bill Kazmaier, due to his strength. After his career as a Strongman, Zydrunas plans on promoting Strongman events and doing Strongman seminars around the world.
Zydrunas was unable to compete in 2016 due to a pressed nerve in his neck that he didn’t recognize until after winning the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic. T. he pain became too much and he lost 80% of his strength on his left side due to muscle atrophy. Zydrunas describes the “press nerve” in his neck and loss of nerve signals to muscles” as one of the worst injuries he’s ever had.