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Why Hadzovic withdrew from the tentpole contest stays unknown.

On Dec. 6, 2022, bodybuilder Sadik Hadzovic took to his Instagram web page to disclose he is not going to compete within the upcoming 2022 Mr. Olympia. The contest takes place on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV, making Hadzovic’s considerably last-minute withdrawal a shock.

Hadzovic certified for the Men’s Physique Olympia however didn’t reveal particular particulars about why he wouldn’t take part.

“I know many of you were excited to see me back at this year’s Olympia,” Hadzovic wrote. “Unfortunately, I will not be competing.”

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Hadzovic’s aggressive bodybuilding resume spans over a decade lengthy. According to NPC News Online, he completed second place within the Men’s Physique division on the 2012 Greater Gulf States Pro — a notable outcome given it was Hadzovic’s International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League debut.

From there on, Hadzovic wasted no time making a reputation for himself. Continuing as a Men’s Physique competitor, he gained his first IFBB Pro League contest on the 2012 Valenti Gold Cup. Roughly a yr later, he notched a win on the 2013 New York Pro, incomes qualification for his first-ever Olympia. He completed fourth within the Men’s Physique division in his Olympia debut.

The yr 2014 noticed Hadzovic qualify for the Olympia by way of his win on the 2014 Tampa Pro. He improved upon his Olympia debut with a second-place outcome — a mark he captured once more on the 2015 Olympia.

In 2016, Hadzovic formally transitioned to the brand new Classic Physique division and noticed rapid outcomes: third place on the 2016 Olympia, behind Arash Rahbar (second), and the inaugural Classic Physique Olympia champion Danny Hester.

After ending in seventh place on the Classic Physique Olympia in 2017, Hadzovic slowed his aggressive pursuits. He took a two-year hiatus earlier than returning with a sixth place on the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival.

Hadzovic moved again to the Men’s Physique division in 2022, successful the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro to earn entry to the 2022 Olympia. Hadzovic was set to problem three-time Men’s Physique Olympia champion (2018, 2020-2021) Brandon Hendrickson.

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As his Instagram web page suggests, with seemingly numerous coaching movies and diet tidbits, Hadzovic tried to maximise his 2022 Olympia alternative. Alas, assuming Hadzovic will give it one other go in 2023, he’s placing his Olympia desires on a short lived maintain.

Featured picture: @sadikhadzovic on Instagram

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