He is in pursuit to Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney as the only eight-time winners. This year, William Bonac has a chance to repeat that feat. The year-old opted to sit out last year's competition but will go for a record-tying eighth title this year. The 5'6" Bonac brings a lot of mass for his frame into the competition.
Curry won the competition last year, but he has reason to be motivated to repeat as champion.
It's hard to get that back. While Rhoden won't return this year, Curry will still need to beat two former Mr. Olympia winners and some qualified contenders to defend his crown.
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Curry and Heath headline the class of competitors, but there are other top bodybuilders to consider. It's fair to say the strength of last year's field was hurt by Phil Heath's absence.
That includes the return of seven-time Mr. Olympia winner Phil Heath. The best bodybuilders in the world will converge on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to compete for the coveted title of Mr. Olympia Last year, Brandon Curry became a first-time winner of the Sandow Trophy.
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Heath has kept his physique fairly well hidden on social media. This clip went pretty viral on IG yesterday. I kept saying 'I'm going to go back next year, I'm going to go back next year,' and I never made it back because I never got that mindset back. The week-long event will see the finals for the division begin at 7 p. Enjoy our content? our newsletter to get the latest in sports news delivered straight to your inbox!
Curry's win in was a bit of a come-from-nowhere story given his best finish at the event was fifth in Still, he's put on plenty of mass in the chest and shoulders in the lead up to the competition. Your sports.
We'll start with the defending champion. The fact remains that Heath is now 40 years old and hasn't won the Sandow since Coleman may have a point that Heath isn't equipped to take a year off and come back as good as ever.
However, Coleman, who knows a thing or two about winning this thing, doesn't love Heath's chances. Coming back from a year off, Phil Heath is one of the top storylines of 's competition.
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Bonac placed second in the Arnold Classic in and followed it up with a runner-up finish at Mr. Olympia, getting beat out by Curry once again. However, he'll have to best several contenders that weren't in the field in to become a repeat champion. Roelly Winklaar was forced to withdraw from the competition after testing positive for the virus. Mamdouh "Big Ramy" Elssbiay tested positive for the virus earlier in the year but has received a "special invitation" to the field and has accepted, per Roger Lockridge of Barbend.
His Instagram has been relatively quiet in the lead up to the competition, and most pictures posted online haven't revealed too much. Just in case you missed it. He believes taking the time off is something that can and will affect his chances at capturing that eighth title.
This year he claimed victory in Columbus and could be ready to do the same in Orlando. He has to be on-point every time he enters to have a chance to win, but this time, he has been more active than both Curry and Heath in the lead up to this event, so there's a better chance he is in better form than both of them.
Newsletter. Congrats to William Bonac, our Arnold Classic champion! He doesn't appear as big as either Heath or Curry, but he has impressive symmetry and has the most upside if he shows up in great shape. Rhoden is still being held out of competition until those issues are resolved, per Derek Hall of FitnessVolt. I remember when I was doing it, and I stopped. ET on Friday, December The finals for Mr. Olympia, Men's physique, Bikini and Classic Physique will begin at 7 p.