Martins Licis and Mateusz Kieliszkowski Withdraw From the 2024 World’s Strongest Man

The 2024 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest is scheduled for May 1-5, 2024, in Myrtle Beach, SC. On April 8, 2024, the competition saw its first significant shake-up.

2019 WSM champion Martins Licis and two-time WSM runner-up Mateusz Kieliszkowski have officially withdrawn from the 2024 edition of the competition. The news was broken on the Giants Live Instagram page on the evening of April 8, 2024, shortly after the total eclipse pieced through the United States.

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[Related: 2024 Europe’s Strongest Man Preview]

Kieliszkowski’s withdrawal should not come as a surprise. The “Polish Powerhouse” withdrew from the 2024 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) contest on April 1, 2024, due to an Achilles tendon injury.

Licis’ withdrawal was the unexpected news from the Giants Live announcement. After a subpar performance at the 2024 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC), fans expected a rebound from Licis in South Carolina. However, that rebound has been delayed due to his withdrawal, a reason for which has not been given at the time of this article’s publication.

2024 World’s Strongest Man Roster

Below is the roster for the 2024 WSM following the withdrawals of Kieliszkowski and Licis. Note that four athletes had yet to be revealed at the time of this article’s publication, meaning that there are now six athletes still to be added to the roster below.

Austin Andrade

Gavin Bilton

Adam Bishop

Marcus Crowder

Wes Derwinsky

Thomas Evans

Shane Flowers

Kane Francis

Nathan Goltry

Rauno Heinla

Mitchell Hooper — Reigning Champion

Kristjan Jon Haraldsson

Rob Kearney

Pavlo Kordiyaka

Trey Mitchell

Evans Nana

Oleksii Novikov

Mathew Ragg

Jaco Schoonwinkel

Evan Singleton

Aivars Smaukstelis

Luke Stoltman

Tom Stoltman

Bobby Thompson

Eddie Williams

Oskar Ziolkowski

BarBend will update this article as more information regarding Licis withdrawal becomes available.

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