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Derek Lunsford Dethrones Hadi Choopan to Win the 2023 Mr. Olympia

Derek Lunsford Dethrones Hadi Choopan to Win the 2023 Mr. Olympia

After a 12 months of anticipation, months of coaching and selling, and two rounds of intense judging, we’ve a NEW world champion {of professional} bodybuilding—and his identify is Derek Lunsford.

Following a dramatic prejudging spherical on Friday, Nov. 3, the finals of the 2023 Mr. Olympia was held Saturday night time within the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, FL, and the most effective bodybuilders on this planet showcased their physiques for the judges, 1000’s of followers in attendance, and extra watching all over the world on pay-per-view. The highest ten opponents placed on a present for the followers, and the judges made them work for every place they have been striving to assert.

After quite a few poses, comparisons, cheers, a posedown, and a conventional dramatic pause from the announcer, Lunsford stood tall, after a backwards and forwards battle with not solely Choopan, the defending champion, but in addition with third place finisher Samson Dauda.

This was Lunsford’s Olympia win in his profession, and it had historic significance as a result of he turns into the primary bodybuilder to win each the 212 and open titles. Earlier within the night Lunsford was voted the Folks’s Champion as effectively

Bot the second and third place finishers are actually mechanically certified for the 2024 Olympia in Las Vegas, NV, on October 10 -13, 2024.

2023 Mr. Olympia Prime 5

  1. Derek Lunsford $400,000
  2. Hadi Choopan $250,000
  3. Samson Dauda $100,000
  4. Brandon Curry $40,000
  5. Andrew Jacked $35,000

The Males’s Open present was the shut of the Saturday night time festivities, which additionally included the Traditional Physique, Males’s Physique, and Bikini Olympia competitions.

For extra info on the 2023 Olympia, go to www.mrolympia.com. Replays of the 2023 Olympia competitions can be out there to look at on pay-per-view over at www.olympiaproductions.com.


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