The second half of the 2023 Olympia Weekend Finals is underway. Right now featured three prejudging rounds and one full contest within the World Health Expo in Orlando, FL. Bodybuilding superstars and followers flooded the seats able to see the world’s greatest pose down. Right here’s a fast have a look at the highlights.
Males’s Physique Olympia: Ryan Terry Scores Upset Victory
There was no certainty in Males’s Physique. 2022 champion Erin Banks misplaced to Kyron Holden within the 2023 Legion Sports activities Fest Professional one month earlier than the Olympia. Previous champs Brandon Hendrickson and Jeremy Buendia had been additionally charging for him.
The contender that nobody noticed coming was Ryan Terry, however he made his presence identified in a rush. He and Hendrickson had been despatched backstage early within the first callout as a result of they had been to this point forward of the pack. They had been within the closing callout, flanked by Banks and Emanuel Hunter. When it was all stated and performed Saturday evening, Terry was introduced the winner of his first physique title.
Olympia Physique Prime 5
- Ryan Terry $50,000
- Brandon Hendrickson $20,000
- Erin Banks $12,000
- Emanuel Hunter $7,000
- Diogo Montenegro $6,000
Bikini Olympia: Jennifer Dorie Reclaims Bikini Title
This yr’s Bikini Olympia featured over 50 women, together with 4 previous champions. The final two, Maureen Blanquisco (2022) and Jennifer Dorie (2021) had been the early favorites earlier than prejudging started, and followers had been standing behind the seated space within the World Health Expo to observe the present. And within the night finals the 2 had been the final names to be known as earlier than Dorie was introduced the 2023 winner.
They had been within the first and closing callout, however three-time champion Ashley Kaltwasser was within the operating as nicely. She is the one three-time winner in historical past, and completed a good third.
Bikini Prime 5
- Jennifer Dorie $50,000
- Maureen Blanquisco $20,000
- Ashley Kaltwasser $12,000
- Lauralie Chapados $7,000
- Elisa Pecini $6,000
The ultimate contest was the Wheelchair Olympia, that includes five-time champ Harold Kelley. He would face a number of new and outdated challengers in Orlando on this single-round present, and for the primary time within the present’s historical past, Bob Cicherillo didn’t announce his identify because the champion.
Karol Milewski is the second Wheelchair Olympia winner in historical past, because of pulling off the largest upset of the weekend. Kelley completed in second place.
Saturday Night time Finals
The conclusion of Basic Physique, Males’s Physique, Bikini, and the 59th Mr. Olympia are set to happen within the Orange County Conference Heart later immediately. If you wish to watch world champions get topped dwell, go to www.olympiaproductions.com to order the Olympia pay-per-view and be a part of us from the consolation of residence.