Boudreault’s harm occurs with slightly unlucky timing.
Maxime Boudreault has withdrawn his respective roster spots within the upcoming 2023 Arnold Strongman Basic (ASC) and 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contests. The athlete cited a damaged shin bone he suffered from a fall as the explanation behind the strikes.
“Fell on the ice yesterday and broke the small shin bone. Ready to see the surgeon however staying optimistic.”
Boudreault posted an Instagram video on February 23, 2023, disclosing the information of his quick aggressive future being placed on maintain. Whereas delivering the replace, it appeared the athlete was being wheeled in for the care of his harm by his associate Samantha Belliveau, the 2021 Canada’s Strongest Lady (CSW) champion.
The timeline of Boudreault’s withdrawal from the 2023 ASC, which is scheduled for Mar. 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH, makes excellent sense. It possible would’ve been an excessive amount of for a strength-based athlete to place the requisite stress on his physique on such a brief turnaround the place he may not even be absolutely healed.
The 2023 WSM happening on an Apr. 19-23, 2023, date — after occurring in late Might throughout the 2022 iteration — appears to be an unfortunate coincidence for Boudreault. Whereas WSM scheduling has normally jumped across the calendar in recent times (the 2021 competitors passed off in June and the 2020 contest was held in November), the athlete could have been in a position to heal utterly and compete if given extra time.
On Feb. 22, 2023, the ASC revealed that Kevin Faires would exchange Boudreault on the 2023 ASC roster. On the time of this writing, it’s unclear who will take Boudreault’s place within the 2023 WSM.
Concerning latest aggressive outcomes, Boudreault captured the 2022 Canada’s Strongest Man (CSM) title in August 2022. He completed in fifth place throughout the 2022 WSM. To this point, Boudreault’s greatest output at a WSM contest was when he stood on the rostrum in 2021, with solely the legendary Brian Shaw and now two-time reigning WSM champion Tom Stoltman eclipsing him. As for his final ASC, the Canadian competitor garnered a sixth-place efficiency in March 2022.
However, earlier than he can construct on any of this previous precedent, Boudreault will likely be on the shelf till additional discover.
Boudreault’s at the moment one of many greater names in strongman and appears to have suffered an unlucky bout of luck, knocking him out of two main contests. Seeing him compete once more is likely to be definitely worth the wait every time he returns absolutely wholesome.
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