The Polish athlete is able to shine on strongman’s greatest stage once more.
Mateusz Kieliszkowski hoped to lastly break by means of 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 Seashore, 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 burden in his submit 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 submit, Kieliszkowski explains that he actually solely spent three weeks on hardcore preparation centered on the 2023 WSM. He maintained that his final true WSM preparation in 2019 was way more complete and will 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 organize, which can be associated to lapses within the timeline associated to his leg harm. The athlete additionally participated within the 2023 Arnold Strongman Basic (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 persistence and planning.
“Three weeks behind isn’t sufficient time to make miracles occur,” Kieliszkowski wrote in a translation. “That’s why I don’t ask for a lot from myself. The aim is to get to the [2023 WSM] Last after which the whole lot shall be clear within the course of. Subsequent restoration, return to coaching and outdated kind after which hit 2024 with full power.”
At age 29, Kieliszkowski is without doubt one of the extra established fashionable elite strongmen with the profile to again it up. In accordance with 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 throughout 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 is likely to be proof “The Polish Terminator” is on his means again to prominence. Even when Kieliszkowski believes he’s behind the eight-ball with the 2023 WSM, the titan may very properly come to shock many individuals in Myrtle Seashore.
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