Boudreault’s damage occurs with reasonably unlucky timing.
Maxime Boudreault has withdrawn his respective roster spots within the upcoming 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC) and 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contests. The athlete cited a damaged shin bone he suffered from a fall as the rationale 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 damage by his accomplice Samantha Belliveau, the 2021 Canada’s Strongest Girl (CSW) champion.
The timeline of Boudreault’s withdrawal from the 2023 ASC, which is scheduled for Mar. 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH, makes good sense. It doubtless 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 won’t even be absolutely healed.
The 2023 WSM happening on an Apr. 19-23, 2023, date — after occurring in late Could in the course of the 2022 iteration — appears to be an unfortunate coincidence for Boudreault. Whereas WSM scheduling has often jumped across the calendar lately (the 2021 competitors came about in June and the 2020 contest was held in November), the athlete might have been capable of heal fully and compete if given extra time.
On Feb. 22, 2023, the ASC revealed that Kevin Faires would substitute 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.
Relating to latest aggressive outcomes, Boudreault captured the 2022 Canada’s Strongest Man (CSM) title in August 2022. He completed in fifth place in the course of the 2022 WSM. Thus far, Boudreault’s finest 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 shall 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 perhaps well worth the wait every time he returns absolutely wholesome.
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