Nakonechnyy needs to be at 100% for his World’s Strongest Man debut.
Rising strongman star Pavlo Nakonechnyy has withdrawn from the 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) contest. With the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) roughly a month away on the time of this writing, the Ukrainian athlete is selecting to try to get well from a knee harm to be ready for his debut within the competitors. The 2023 WSM competitors is scheduled for Apr. 19-24, 2023, in Myrtle Seashore, SC. The 2023 ESM is simply weeks earlier, on Apr. 1, 2023, in Leeds, England.
Nakonechnyy suffered his knee harm on March 4, in the course of the deadlift occasion on the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC). The strongman tied with two-time WSM champion (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman for sixth place in the course of the contest, whereas fellow younger star Mitchell Hooper was the eventual ASC winner. The ESM roster, that includes Ukrainian countryman and defending champion Oleksii Novikov, will now soldier on with out Nakonechnyy.
Within the wake of Nakonechnyy’s withdrawal, the Giants Stay group revealed that 2022 England’s Strongest Man Paul Smith would take the athlete’s vacated spot. Shane Flowers will spherical out the ESM roster because the 14th athlete. The worldwide competitors options 9 totally different nations in illustration.
On the time of this text’s publication, right here is the entire 2023 ESM roster because it stands:
2023 Europe’s Strongest Man Roster
Right here is an summary of the occasions confirmed for the 2023 ESM:
2023 Europe’s Strongest Man Occasions
The 2023 ESM will likely be a single-day competitors comprised of 5 totally different occasions. On the time of this writing, specifics haven’t been clarified on every occasion’s particulars. Info involving precise implements, weights, and potential codecs might be disclosed within the close to future.
At age 25, per Strongman Archives, Nakonechnyy remains to be comparatively new to the strongman scene. Whereas he’s been competing since September 2019, the strongman could have formally damaged out along with his first victory within the 2022 Giants Live World Open. He adopted that efficiency up with a fourth-place consequence on the 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals, a fifth-place end on the 2022 Strongman Rogue Invitational, and his sixth-place rating on the 2023 ASC.
As Nakonechnyy’s first WSM look nears, solely time will inform how the ascending strongman heals and probably shines in South Carolina.
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