The 2000’s was the era of Polish dominance in strongman, which saw “The Dominator,” Mariusz Pudzianowski win an unprecedented five WSM titles. Perhaps Mateusz Kieliszkowski’s explosion onto the scene could herald a new era of “Polish Power?” At the very least he appears to be one of a handful of younger stars, along with the likes of Konstantine Janashia and Martins Licis, who might be signalling a changing of the guard. With the likes of Savickas into his forties and Shaw moving into his late thirties, fresh, athletic talents like Kieliszkowski are ready to step-up and seem to possess limitless potential.
Mateusz’s first Giants Live foray was at the 2016 Europe’s Strongest Man, where he placed 4th, illustrating his all-round prowess by winning the log for reps and placing 2nd to Laurence Shahlaei in the car walk. In 2017 he placed 6th at WSM, winning, to the surprise of many, the plane pull, despite his relatively light bodyweight. At the 2018 ESM he won multiple events, enabling him to recover from a poor start in the log, to make the podium. It is surely only a matter of time before he claims a major title – watch this space!
2018 Europe’s Strongest Man 3rd
2016 Europe’s Strongest Man 4th
2015 & 2016 Poland’s Strongest Man
WSM: 2016 7th, 2017 6th
2015 Arnold Classic 3rd
2014 Arnold Classic Amateur Champion