As the 2022 Mr. and Ms. Olympia start to inch nearer and nearer, many bodybuilding competitions main as much as mid-December could develop into extra very important in that journey. One of these highway markers was the current 2022 International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Sheru Classic Italy Pro League contest, which passed off on June 25, 2022, in Rome, Italy.

This yr’s Sheru Classic Italian Pro featured three aggressive divisions — Men’s Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, and Bikini. The winners of those classes have been Marco Ruz (Classic Physique), Ali Bilal (Men’s Physique), and Kristina Brunauer (Bikini). With their respective victories, every of those athletes has earned automated qualification for the upcoming Mr. and Ms. Olympia. Meanwhile, the second to fifth-place finishers in every division all earned factors for their very own hopeful {qualifications}. Both contests will happen on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

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Here’s a rundown of the Men’s Classic Physique outcomes from the 2022 IFBB Sheru Classic Italy Pro, courtesy of NPC News Online:

2022 Italy Pro Results | Men’s Classic Physique

  1. Marco Ruz
  2. Emanuele Ricotti
  3. Edwin Underwood
  4. Mehmet Emin Baydill
  5. Shanti Mitchell
  6. Kelvin Hinde
  7. Issa Al Hasani
  8. Giovanni Randazzo
  9. Ayham Alaws
  10. Philipp Jendnelek

Ruz’s victory follows a current relative sizzling streak. The French athlete beforehand most notably got here in fourth place through the 2021 New York Pro. Before that, he got here in second within the Middleweight division on the 2019 National Physique Committee (NPC) Worldwide Amateur Olympia. The measurement of Ruz’s muscle tissue, his conditioning, and his work with physique components like his arms, legs, again, and abs have been obvious. The bodybuilder has by no means competed in a Mr. Olympia earlier than and can now get the chance this December.

In the opposite aggressive Men’s division available on the 2022 Italy Pro, one other athlete loved one of many higher finishes of their profession. Here are the total outcomes:

2022 Italy Pro Results | Men’s Physique

  1. Ali Bilal 
  2. Youcef Djoudi
  3. Furkan Er
  4. Fabian Faber
  5. Burak King
  6. Kenny Privet
  7. Nishant Bansal 
  8. Andrea Mosti
  9. Manoj Patil
  10. Marecl Treichler

Fresh off incomes his IFBB Pro Card in December 2021, Bilal’s win will equally give him his first probability to compete on the 2022 Mr. Olympia.

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Last however not least, there have been the athletes competing within the Bikini class. Now that her automated bid within the 2022 Ms. Olympia is official, winner Kristina Brunauer can attempt to enhance upon a Sixteenth-place end from final yr’s contest.

Here are the outcomes for this division:

2022 Italy Pro Results | Bikini

  1. Kristina Brunauer
  2. Anna Setlak
  3. Stine Hansen
  4. Chloe Margraitner
  5. Lilan Lopez
  6. Lucrezla Marchi
  7. Eleonora Sundas
  8. Noemi Lava
  9. Soldea Bella 
  10. Alice Marchisio

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With roughly six months earlier than the 2022 Mr. and Ms. Olympia contests, there are assuredly nonetheless loads of alternatives for rising bodybuilders to earn their spots. The two competitions will happen concurrently on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

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