Mateusz Kieliszkowski Opens Up About 2022 World’s Strongest Man Withdrawal: “My Goal Is Only First Place”

Mateusz Kieliszkowski Opens Up About 2022 World’s Strongest Man Withdrawal: “My Goal Is Only First Place”

Marcel Stevens

Marcel Stevens

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At his finest, Mateusz Kieliszkowski is one particular of the world’s leading strongmen. Regretably, the strongman group will have to wait around to see “The Polish Terminator” urgent logs in a competition all over again.

On April 6, 2022, the World’s Strongest Gentleman (WSM) competitiveness introduced that Kieliszkowski withdrew from the 2022 WSM, which will acquire area on Might 24-29, in Sacramento, CA. The WSM organization has not however announced a substitution but mentioned a person would come before long on Twitter.

Soon following the announcement of his withdrawal, the Polish-born athlete mentioned his rationale in a post on his Instagram profile:

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“I nonetheless sense some soreness and am not comfortable in my leg after the damage I got right before Arnold [Classic],” Kieliszkowski wrote in the post’s caption. “Heavy instruction is not a superior approach to take care of for restoration for my overall body. I have some energy but not plenty of to compete at the greatest degree in the world. The best and the smartest option for me is to withdraw from the competition. I never want danger simply because I don’t will need a larger personal injury than I bought.”

Following Kieliszkowski finished 2nd overall in the 2019 WSM, this will be the third consecutive calendar year he misses the competitiveness. He formerly withdrew from the 2020 celebration because of to a triceps harm and was not on the 2021 roster for undisclosed motives. The injuries Kieliszkowski alludes to in his Instagram article is also the explanation he withdrew from the Arnold Strongman Typical (ASC) in March of 2022. 

Accomplishment will arrive a person working day

What’s apparent is that Kieliszkowski needs to choose his time working his way again into the sport. Prior to competing towards many of the world’s elite strength-sporting activities athletes at his usual “Polish Terminator” stage again, he needs to be in a comfortable put initially. He desires to be at his greatest. 

“Also, I do not want to be beaten by absolutely everyone due to the fact that’s not my model my purpose is only 1st area,” Kieliszkowski says. “I manufactured quite a few faults. I have to be smarter this time due to the fact I want my profession to be more time. Now I just need to have time to heal my body and be 100 percent balanced and hungry for victory.”

In accordance to a single of the sport’s greats, persistence in restoration can be very important in bringing your greatest to competitive strongman. That undoubtedly would seem to be the principal topic of Kieliszkowski’s coming strategy. 

“No stress or strain. I just need time and to be client.”

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Kieliszkowski at a Glance

At only 28-decades-old, Kieliszkowski has developed up really the strongman resume. Here’s a rundown of notable final results from his occupation in current yrs:

  • Poland’s Strongest Man Champion — 2015-2019
  • 2018 Giants Live Finals — 1st overall
  • 2018 Europe’s Strongest Guy (ESM) — 3rd over-all
  • 2018 WSM — 2nd general
  • 2019 Giants Stay Wembley — 1st overall
  • 2019 Giants Are living Earth Tour Finals — 1st general
  • 2019 World’s Top Strongman (WUS) — 1st overall
  • 2019 ESM — 2nd in general
  • 2019 WSM — 2nd over-all
  • 2019 ASC — 3rd in general
  • 2020 ASC — 2nd in general
  • 2021 WUS Dubai 2nd overall

Notably, in addition to his lots of podium finishes, Kieliszkowski is also the existing world document holder for the Cyr Dumbbell Push. He accomplished this mark by lifting a 320-pound dumbbell about his head at the 2020 ASC. 

Every time Kieliszkowski does choose to contend once again, the top rated strongman sphere will likely welcome him with open arms. 

Highlighted image: @kieliszkowskimateusz on Instagram