A change has been made lower than two weeks earlier than the competition.
Ukrainian strongman Pavlo Nakonechnyy has formally withdrawn from the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest. Nakonechnyy is not going to make the journey to Myrtle Seaside, SC on the week of Apr. 19-23, 2023, because of the identical knee harm that pressured him to withdraw from the 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man competitors in mid-March. His fellow countryman, Pavlo Kordiyaka, stepped up and received that competitors on Apr. 1, 2023. Nakonechnny initially suffered the harm through the deadlift portion of the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic.
The World’s Strongest Man promoters shared the information on Instagram on Saturday, Apr. 8. Nakonechnyy later posted feedback on his personal Instagram web page relating to his absence.
“I [will] miss WSM 2023. I want all athletes success and see you subsequent 12 months at WSM 2024.”
On the identical day because the withdrawal announcement, WSM organizers additionally shared that American competitor Thomas Evans will exchange Nakonechnyy within the lineup.
Evans is coming off a fifth-place end on the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic in early March 2023. Mitchell Hooper received that contest, however Evans completed one spot forward of two-time World’s Strongest Man champion Tom Stoltman. This can be Evans’ first WSM look.
Previous to the 2023 season, Evans was the 2022 Arnold Beginner Strongman winner and he received the 2022 Shaw Traditional open contest. He additionally competed within the 2022 Official Strongman Video games, the place he positioned eighth out of ten males. The 28-year-old be one in every of seven Individuals on the roster to compete on the WSM. The others are Kevin Faires, Trey Mitchell, Spenser Remick, Evan Singleton, Bobby Thompson, and four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw, who can be competing within the contest for the final time.
With this modification within the lineup, the whole 30-man WSM roster is now as follows:
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