The 2022 Olympia finals in Men’s 212 Bodybuilding wrapped up on Friday, Dec. 16, with Shaun Clarida regaining his title, thus becoming a two-time 212 Olympia champion.
The title has been subject to a game of hot potato ever since seven-time 212 kingpin Flex Lewis decided to retire in 2018. While there were whispers about his potential move into Open bodybuilding, it never happened. Instead, Derek Lunsford, the reigning 212 Olympia from last year, accepted a special invitation to debut in the Open class at 2022 Mr. Olympia.
Since Lunsford decided to try out the Open and not defend his 212 title, it was up for grabs this year. During prejudging and finals, fans quickly took notice of Kamal Elgargni‘s shredded back. However, judges had a hard time ignoring the fullness and 3D musculature of Shaun Clardia, who earned the 212 title back in 2020.
Angel Calderon Frias also brought granite conditioning, which he used as an effective weapon to push Elgargni throughout the contest. By the time the show was over, ‘The Giant Killer’ Shaun Clarida secured his second 212 Olympia title. Additionally, Angel Calderon Frias finished runner-up and Kamal Elgargni took third.
Following the top three, fourth-place finisher Ahmad Ashkanani brought a well-balanced physique and the finals concluded with Oleh Kryvyi rounding out the top five.
Check out the official 212 Olympia results below!
2022 Men’s 212 Olympia Top 10 Placings
- Winner — Shaun Clarida $50,000
- Second Place — Angel Calderon Frias $20,000
- Third Place — Kamal Elgargni $10,000
- Fourth Place — Ahmad Ashkanani $6,000
- Fifth Place — Oleh Kryvyi $4,000
- Sixth Place — Keone Pearson
- Seventh Place — Kerrith Bajjo
- Eighth Place — Felipe Moraes
- Ninth Place — Bryan Balzano
- Tenth Place — Dean White
Men’s 212 Official Scorecard
Pictures & Highlights
212 Olympia Past Winners
|2021||Derek Lunsford||Orlando, FL|
|2020||Shaun Clarida||Orlando, FL|
|2019||Kamal Elgargni||Las Vegas, NV|
|2018||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2017||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2016||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2015||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2014||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2013||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2012||Flex Lewis||Las Vegas, NV|
|2011||Kevin English||Las Vegas, NV|
|2010||Kevin English||Las Vegas, NV|
|2009||Kevin English||Las Vegas, NV|
|2008||David Henry||Las Vegas, NV|
2022 Olympia Results
Friday Night Results:
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Women’s Fitness Results
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Women’s Physique Results
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Figure Results
- 2022 Ms. Olympia Results
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Wellness Results
Saturday Night Results:
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Men’s Open Bodybuilding Results
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Men’s Physique Results
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Classic Physique Results
- 2022 Mr. Olympia Bikini Results and Prize Money
- 2022 Wheelchair Olympia Results