The Polish athlete is able to shine on strongman’s largest stage once more.
Mateusz Kieliszkowski hoped to lastly break via with a World’s Strongest Man (WSM) victory in 2022. But, roughly two months earlier than the competition, the Polish strongman withdrew after struggling a leg harm. After a three-year WSM absence, Kieliszkowski’s return nears in Myrtle Seaside, SC, on Apr. 19-23, 2023. It appears he’s pulling out all of the stops. Fairly actually.
On Apr. 12, 2023, Kieliszkowski shared an Instagram video of himself pulling a 32-ton (64,000-pound) truck. Kieliszkowski additionally lists the load in his publish as 70,547 kilos, however that could be a doubtless typo or conversion error. The athlete writes that the monstrous truck-pulling feat is the final cease in his 2023 WSM prep earlier than taking time to appropriately recuperate his energy.
In his publish, Kieliszkowski explains that he actually solely spent three weeks on hardcore preparation targeted on the 2023 WSM. He maintained that his final true WSM preparation in 2019 was rather more complete and should have led to his eventual second consecutive runner-up efficiency. On this event, the athlete didn’t make clear exactly why he took much less time to arrange, which can be associated to lapses within the timeline associated to his leg harm. The athlete additionally participated within the 2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional (ASC) in early March, the place he earned second place. That competitors may’ve shuffled round his coaching plans as his aggressive vitality was momentarily diverted elsewhere.
As such, Kieliszkowski isn’t setting expectations for his particular person efficiency very excessive. He’ll be proud of a strong qualification as one thing to construct on for the longer term with high quality endurance and planning.
“Three weeks behind shouldn’t be sufficient time to make miracles occur,” Kieliszkowski wrote in a translation. “That’s why I don’t ask for a lot from myself. The objective is to get to the [2023 WSM] Closing after which every thing can be clear within the course of. Subsequent restoration, return to coaching and outdated type after which hit 2024 with full drive.”
At age 29, Kieliszkowski is without doubt one of the extra established fashionable elite strongmen with the profile to again it up. In response to Strongman Archives, along with his WSM runner-up finishes in 2018-2019, Kieliszkowski is a five-time Poland’s Strongest Man (PSM) champion (2015-2019). He’s additionally a two-time winner of the Giants Stay World Tour Finals (2018-2019) and got here in first through the 2019 World’s Final Strongman.
It’s clear that within the late 2010s, Kieliszkowski turned himself right into a strongman powerhouse to be reckoned with. His 2023 ASC runner-up efficiency may be proof “The Polish Terminator” is on his manner again to prominence. Even when Kieliszkowski believes he’s behind the eight-ball with the 2023 WSM, the titan may very nicely come to shock many individuals in Myrtle Seaside.
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