The Polish athlete is able to shine on strongman’s greatest stage once more.
Mateusz Kieliszkowski hoped to lastly break by 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 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 burden in his put up as 70,547 kilos, however that could be a probably 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 put up, 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 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 damage. 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 power was momentarily diverted elsewhere.
As such, Kieliszkowski isn’t setting expectations for his particular person efficiency very excessive. He’ll be proud of a stable qualification as one thing to construct on for the longer term with high quality endurance 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] Ultimate after which every part will probably be clear within the course of. Subsequent restoration, return to coaching and previous kind after which hit 2024 with full pressure.”
At age 29, Kieliszkowski is among the extra established fashionable elite strongmen with the profile to again it up. In keeping 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 in the course of 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 method again to prominence. Even when Kieliszkowski believes he’s behind the eight-ball with the 2023 WSM, the titan may very effectively come to shock many individuals in Myrtle Seaside.
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