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 damage. 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 load in his submit as 70,547 kilos, however that may be a possible 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 power.
In his submit, 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 far 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 organize, which can be associated to lapses within the timeline associated to his leg damage. The athlete additionally participated within the 2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional (ASC) in early March, the place he earned second place. That competitors might’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 pleased with a stable qualification as one thing to construct on for the longer term with high quality persistence and planning.
“Three weeks behind will not 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 purpose is to get to the [2023 WSM] Last after which all the things will probably be clear within the course of. Subsequent restoration, return to coaching and previous kind after which hit 2024 with full power.”
At age 29, Kieliszkowski is likely one of the extra established trendy 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 Dwell 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 is perhaps proof “The Polish Terminator” is on his approach again to prominence. Even when Kieliszkowski believes he’s behind the eight-ball with the 2023 WSM, the titan might very effectively come to shock many individuals in Myrtle Seashore.
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