Mikhail is renowned for donning his Navy beret during competition, earned in his service in the Russian navy as a Marine sailor. He is a crowd favourite, with his signature salute and upbeat demeanour, but behind the smile, there is a steely determination and all-round athleticism and strength that make him one of the most formidable competitors in the world. Best known perhaps for his deadlifting (4th place at the 2017 World Deadlift Championships, Manchester), he also possesses incredible speed and agility. Mikhail currently combines being one of the world’s elite strongmen with his career in the security sevices.
3 x WSM Competitor
2015 WSM Finalist (9th)
2018 Arnold Classic 3rd Place
2017 Giants Live World Tour Finals: 5th Place