Competitors stood on bodybuilding’s largest stage.

The Mr. Olympia competitors is the top of the physique sports activities world. Across 11 divisions, opponents flexed and posed by the weekend of Dec. 16-17, 2022, and labored their means towards the game’s largest title.

After high-level performances within the preliminary callout spherical, opponents returned to the stage for an evening of Finals to find out the place the respective crowns belonged.

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2022 Olympia Results

Fitness

When 2021 Fitness Olympia champion Whitney Jones unexpectedly withdrew from this yr’s contest, the Fitness opponents noticed the title up for grabs. When four-time Fitness Olympia champion Oksana Grishina withdrew as a consequence of damage, the sphere turned that rather more aggressive.

During pre-judging, 2020 Fitness Olympia champion and 2021 runner-up Missy Truscott appeared to catch the judges’ eyes.

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Final outcomes shall be posted as they turn into accessible.

212

The complete 212 division spent a lot of the yr in a state of limbo, with 2021 champion Derek Lunsford selecting to not defend his title and as a substitute transitioning as much as the Men’s Open division. 2020 212 champion Shaun Clarida added to the uncertainty by publicly teasing a possible transfer to the Men’s Open division earlier than deciding, weeks earlier than this yr’s Olympia, to stay within the 212 division and search one other title.

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By the top of pre-judging, Clarida, 2019 champion Kamal Elgargni, and relative newcomer Angel Calderon Frias seemed to be prime contenders for this yr’s vacant title.

Final outcomes shall be posted as they turn into accessible.

Figure

As the one Figure Olympia champion to win a record-setting 5 titles, it was doubtless that Cydney Gillon would proceed her dominating reign. However, the 2022 stage was full of extra opponents than another yr, that means Gillon would face the biggest group of contenders ever.

As pre-judging concluded, the callouts could have indicated Gillon was on monitor to proceed her successful streak.

Final outcomes shall be posted as they turn into accessible.

Women’s Physique

The 2022 Women’s Physique Olympia was the tenth iteration of the competition. Sarah Villegas returned to the stage wanting so as to add to her 2020 and 2021 crowns and turn into solely the second lady to win the title not less than 3 times.

Two-time runner-up Natalia Coelho and Villegas seemed to be battling for the title all through pre-judging.

Final outcomes shall be posted as they turn into accessible.

Ms. Olympia

Two-time defending champion Andrea Shaw seemed to make it a three-peat as she stepped on stage in opposition to 20 hungry opponents. 2020 runner-up Margie Martin had introduced this to be her final contest after 11 years as a professional, which can have proved sufficient motivation to see her by.

Final outcomes shall be posted as they turn into accessible.

Wellness

As one of many latest divisions within the area, the Wellness Olympia finds its second-ever contest with a packed area. Inaugural champion Francielle Mattos appears to defend her title from a crowd of 37 challengers.

In addition, the Wellness division added a second aggressive spherical, as a change from its single-round format in 2021.

Final outcomes shall be posted as they turn into accessible.

Olympia Coverage Continues

The Olympia competitors continues Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, starting at 9 a.m. (Pacific).

  • Classic Physique Olympia
  • Men’s Physique Olympia
  • Bikini Olympia
  • Wheelchair Olympia — pre-judging and finals

The Olympia concludes with its ultimate rounds Saturday night at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

  • Men’s Open Mr. Olympia
  • Men’s Physique Olympia
  • Bikini Olympia
  • Classic Physique Olympia

Fans of the physique sports activities can nonetheless watch the contests by buying a pay-per-view premium package deal for $69.99 on the Olympia web site — www.olympiaproductions.com.

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