Joe Weider’s 58th annual 2022 Mr. Olympia contest is in the history books, and Hadi Choopan walked away as the new champion with a $400,000 check in his hands. The action commenced for two days and saw 10 other champions crowned, all of which netted some impressive prize money.
Former 2021 Olympia 212 champ Derek Lunsford became one of the biggest talking points around the contest. In Sept. he accepted a special invitation to compete at 2022 Olympia in the Men’s Open division. Instead of competing in the 212 this year and defending his title, he tripled his prize money after finishing runner-up to fellow Evogen athlete Choopan.
Two-time Olympia 212 winner Shaun Clarida won back the title he lost, and earned $50,000, respectively. It was a historic event full of surprises. In fact, titles changed hands six times. Meanwhile, the Classic Physique Olympia Chris Bumstead won a fourth consecutive Sandow.
Below you can find a list of prize money offered at the 58th Olympia contest, which totaled approximately $1,561,000.
2022 Mr. Olympia Prize Money
During finals, it was a close three-man race between Nick Walker, Derek Lunsford, and Hadi Choopan. Many regarded Lunsford’s performance as one of the most shocking of the year, but in the end, he couldn’t stop the conditioning and detail of Choopan.
- Winner — Hadi Choopan $400,000
- Second Place — Derek Lunsford $150,000
- Third Place — Nick Walker $100,000
- Fourth Place — Brandon Curry $40,000
- Fifth Place — Big Ramy $35,000
2022 212 Olympia Prize Money
Former 2020 Olympia 212 champ Shaun Clarida looked at his all-time best with jaw-dropping vascularity. He dominated the contest and didn’t leave much room for doubt amongst fans.
- 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)
2022 Classic Physique Olympia Prize Money
While Chris Bumstead dominated for the most part, there were portions of the contest where many thought Brazil’s Ramon Rocha Querioz was pushing him. Nevertheless, the density and detail of ‘CBum’s’ physique was hard to ignore.
- Winner — Chris Bumstead ($50,000)
- Second Place — Ramon Rocha Querioz ($20,000)
- Third Place — Urs Kalecinski ($10,000)
- Fourth Place — Breon Ansley ($6,000)
- Fifth Place — Mike Sommerfeld ($4,000)
2022 Men’s Physique Olympia Prize Money
This outcome served as one of the bigger surprises of the night. Many fans agreed that former three-time Men’s Physique Olympia Brandon Hendrickson was on his way to a successful title defense, but the detailed back of Erin Banks upset the champion.
- Winner — Erin Banks ($50,000)
- Second Place — Brandon Hendrickson ($20,000)
- Third Place — Diogo Montenegro ($10,000)
- Fourth Place — Charjo Grant ($6,000)
- Fifth Place — Edvan Palmeira ($4,000)
2022 Ms. Olympia Money
Andrea Shaw displayed another showstopping physique and faced a little bit of adversity from Angela Yeo. However, Shaw cemented herself as the clear-cut winner through the finals.
- Winner — Andrea Shaw ($50,000)
- Second Place — Angela Yeo ($20,000)
- Third Place — Helle Trevino ($12,000)
- Fourth Place — Margie Martin ($7,000)
- Fifth Place – Branka Njegovic ($6,000)
2022 Figure Olympia Prize Money
Much like Shaw, Cydney Gillon left no room for error on stage. She brought one of her best looks and coasted to her sixth Figure Olympia title.
- Winner — Cydney Gillon ($50,000)
- Second Place — Jessica Reyes Padilla ($20,000)
- Third Place — Lola Montez ($12,000)
- Fourth Place – Jossie Alarcon Becerra ($7,000)
- Fifth Place — Natalia Soltero ($6,000)
2022 Fitness Olympia Prize Money
After a memorable individual routine that saw her disguised as a shark, Missy Truscott and Jaclyn Baker battled for gold. While it was a closer contest, Truscott secured her second ever Olympia title.
- Winner — Missy Truscott ($50,000)
- Second Place — Jaclyn Baker ($20,000)
- Third Place — Ariel Khadr ($12,000)
- Fourth Place — Sara Kovach ($7,000)
- Fifth Place – Michelle Fredua-Mensah ($6,000)
2022 Women’s Physique Olympia Prize Money
Heading into the finals, many described Sarah Villegas and Natalia Abraham Coelho as frontrunners. To the surprise of many, Coelho got the job done with the more conditioned package.
- Winner — Natalia Abraham Coelho ($50,000)
- Second Place — Sarah Villegas ($20,000)
- Third Place — Brooke Walker ($12,000)
- Fourth Place — Barbara Menage ($7,000)
- Fifth Place – Ivie Rhein ($6,000)
2022 Bikini Olympia Prize Money
The Bikini title is known for changing hands, and that’s exactly what happened at 2022 Olympia. Former 2021 champ Jennifer Dorie pushed to secure her title but was unable to stop the momentum of Maureen Blanquisco.
- Winner — Maureen Blanquisco ($50,000)
- Second Place — Jennifer Dorie ($20,000)
- Third Place — Ashley Kaltwasser ($12,000)
- Fourth Place — Daraja Hill ($7,000)
- Fifth Place — Lauralie Chapados ($6,000)
2022 Wellness Olympia Prize Money
Contender Isabelle Nunes gave Francielle Mattos a run for her money over last weekend. When the smoke cleared, Mattos made history by becoming the first Wellness athlete to win multiple titles in the category.
- Winner — Francielle Mattos ($50,000)
- Second Place — Isabelle Nunes ($20,000)
- Third Place — Angela Borges ($12,000)
- Fourth Place — Kassandra Gillis ($7,000)
- Fifth Place — Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana ($6,000)
2022 Men’s Wheelchair Olympia Prize Money
Note: Men’s Wheelchair Olympia prize money wasn’t announced during the awards ceremony
Harold ‘King Kong’ Kelley picked up where he left off last year. While some of the competitors brought impressive routines, Kelley’s dominance was on display over the weekend. He secured his fifth title at the event.
- Winner — Harold Kelley
- Second Place — Gabriele Andriulli
- Third Place — Antoni Khadraoui
- Fourth Place — Pierre Kavalin
- Fifth Place — Adelfo Cerame, Jr
With a prize pool of approximately $1,561,000 at stake, athletes flocked to the sport’s most prestigious event of the year in fierce competition. There was no holdback, and the level of determination and dedication demonstrated was truly impressive. A highly anticipated event saw a number of competitors give it their all in an effort to win the competition.