Canadian strongman Maxime Boudreault is formally out of the 2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional (ASC) resulting from a damaged shin bone he suffered resulting from a fall. Boudreault additionally withdrew from the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest.
Fell on the ice yesterday and broke the small shin bone. Ready to see the surgeon however staying optimistic.
Boudreault shared the information on Feb. 22, 2023, within the type of an Instagram video exhibiting himself in a solid and being pushed in a wheelchair by strongwoman Sam Belliveau in a hospital. Test it out beneath:
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I may already hear the Arnold Strongman Traditional crowd from the highest of the timber carry ramp and style that the World’s Strongest Man podium, however life had different plans this 12 months.
The twenty second ASC is scheduled for the weekend of Mar. 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH. The WSM contest takes place the next month, on April 19-23, 2023, in Myrtle Seaside, SC.
Boudreault sought to enhance upon his sixth-place end within the 2022 ASC, received by Martins Licis. Boudreault completed fifth on the 2022 WSM contest, received by Tom Stoltman. Boudreault ranked third on the 2021 WSM, podiuming in his WSM Closing debut.
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On Feb. 22, 2023, the ASC introduced that alternate Kevin Faires will take Boudreault’s place. It will likely be Faires’ ASC debut. Mitchell Hooper, who can be making his ASC debut, will nonetheless characterize Canada within the contest. The up to date roster for that contest is beneath:
2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional Roster
On the time of this text’s publication, the WSM has but to call a substitute for Boudreault.
Boudreault had been a breakout star in strongman over the previous two years. He was the 2022 Canada’s Strongest Man winner and the inaugural champion of the Magnus ver Magnusson Traditional in 2021.
Boudreault will nonetheless attend the ASC to honor his different commitments for the occasion. He didn’t share how lengthy he anticipated his restoration to take or when he expects to return to competitors.
Featured picture: @max.boudreault23 on Instagram