The 58th edition of Olympia took place from Dec. 15 to 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Competitors in 11 divisions are competed for the Olympia title and this article sheds light on the results and recap of the event.
Olympia is the most prestigious bodybuilding competition of the world and thus marks the pinnacle of competitive bodybuilding in every way. There is no greater prize for a bodybuilder than winning the Olympia title. After moving to Florida in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic, Olympia finally returned home this year to Las Vegas for the 58th edition.
The Mr. Olympia competition that is considered as the main event of the show saw reigning king Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay attempt a third straight win. However, the line-up in the division was quite literally the best we have seen in a long time and we will probably talk about it for years to come. So everyone including the champ was aware that it would not be an easy task to emerge victoriously. Especially when he was going up against the established names like Brandon Curry, Nick Walker, Hadi Choopan as well as some dark horses of the division.
The Classic Physique division has become the biggest attraction for many bodybuilding fans and saw reigning 3-time Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead attempt a fourth consecutive win at the 2022 Olympia. A band of young lions like Urs Kalecinski and Ramon Rocha Querioz presented a formidable challenge to CBum on stage.
But hold on, this is just a small glimpse of all the excitement that was witnessed at the 2022 Olympia. So keep reading for the results and recap for all the divisions.
The 11 divisions competing were as follows:
- Mr. Olympia (Men’s Open Bodybuilding)
- 212 Olympia
- Classic Physique Olympia
- Men’s Physique Olympia
- Ms. Olympia
- Figure Division
- Fitness Division
- Women’s Physique
- Bikini Olympia
- Wellness Division
- Wheelchair Olympia
2022 Olympia Winners:
The following is a list of the first place winners in each division at the 2022 Olympia.
- Men’s Open: Hadi Choopan
- Men’s 212: Shaun Clarida
- Classic Physique: Chris Bumstead
- Men’s Physique: Erin Banks
- Ms. Olympia: Andrea Shaw
- Figure: Cydney Gillon
- Fitness: Missy Truscott
- Women’s Physique: Natalia Abraham Coelho
- Bikini: Maureen Blanquisco
- Wellness: Francielle Mattos
- Pro Wheelchair: Harold Kelley
2022 Mr. Olympia Complete Results
Mr. Olympia (Men’s Open)
Hadi Choopan has defeated Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay and won his first Mr. Olympia title. The auridence were surprised to see Big Ramy getting sidelined on stage for prejudging. Nick Walker, Derek Lunsford and Hadi Choopan gave Big Ramy everything he could handle in the finals. Soon it became clear that Hadi and Derek were wrestling for the top spot and Nick Walker was dangerously close behind. In the end, Big Ramy failed to defend his title and had to make peace with a fifth place finish.
Hadi Choopan became the Mr. Olympia after hovering around the top spot for three long years. Former 212 Olympia champion Derek Lunsford outdid all the expectations and achieved a runner-up finish. Nick Walker also brought a significantly improved package on stage and snatched the third spot. He also won the People’s champ award. Brandon Curry got past Ramy and finished fourth by making significant improvements in his size.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Samson Dauda
- Seventh Place — Hunter Labrada
- Eighth Place — Andrew Jacked
- Ninth Place — William Bonac
- Tenth Place — Rafael Brandao
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Men’s Open Bodybuilding Results
The 212 division title has changed hands literally every single year since 7-time 212 Olympia champion Flex Lewis hung up his posing trunks. However, last three years’ winners Derek Lunsford, Kamal Elgargni and Shaun Clarida are regarded as the top crop of the division. With Lunsford’s move up to the Men’s Open division, Clarida and Elgargni were the frontrunners for the top two spots. Clarida had qualified for both 212 and the Men’s Open division. However, he chose to compete at 212 and the decision could not have been more correct.
Clarida looked better than ever at the show and had a dominant presence. Kamal Elgargni was expected to be the runner-up. However, Angel Calderon Frias brough excellent conditioning to the stage and pushed Elgargni throughout the contest. After everything was said and done, Frias finished second and Elgargni made peace with the third spot. Ahmed Ashkanani and Oleh Kryvyi also brought well balanced physiques and finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Keone Pearson not making it in the top five shocked many but it is a part and parcel of the sport.
- 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
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
Classic Physique Olympia
Chris Bumstead creates history by winning the Classic Physique Olympia title fourth consecutive time! CBum headed into the competition after a year of turmoil including a severe Covid-19 infection, knee, quads and shoulder injuries. He also had to end the client-coach relationship with Iain Valliere. Many speculated the Canadian bodybuilder to lose the edge and cruise to a victory at best. However, they could not be more wrong.
There was no chance for CBum’s competitors once he started the posing routine. The 27-year-old dominated the competition from pillar to post and emerged victoriously at the end. Young contenders Ramon Rocha Querioz and Urs Kalecinski brought amazing packages on stage and looked to be in the best shape of their life. However, it was not enough to catch up with the now 4-time Classic Physique Olympia champion.
Ramon and Urs climbed one spot up from their previous year’s standings and finished second and third, respectively. Former champ Breon Ansley finished fourth while Mike Sommerfeld added the finishing touch to the top five and finished fifth. In spite of having started the year on a dominant note with the 2022 Arnold Classic Physique win, previous year’s runner-up Terrence Ruffin slipped out of the top five and finished sixth – a reminder that margin for error is razor thin at the absolute top.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Terrence Ruffin
- Seventh Place — Fabian Mayr
- Eighth Place — Wesley Vissers
- Ninth Place — Alex Cambronero
- Tenth Place — Michael Daboul
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Classic Physique Results
Men’s Physique Olympia
The Men’s Physique Olympia competition boasted a stacked roster of talented bodybuilders. Many hungry and young contenders were trying to occupy the top spot by dethroning the three-time champion Brandon Hendrickson. In the end, it was Erin Banks that managed to pull off the herculean task and walked away with the Men’s Physique Olympia title.
Diogo Montenegro and Charjo Grant proved to be tough nuts to crack for Hendrickson and Banks and gave them a fierce fight. However, it was Montenegro, Hendrickson and Banks that emerged on top and fought for the gold. Erin Banks stole the win and walked away with the Men’s Physique Olympia title while Hendrickson and Montenegro were the first and second runner-up. Charjo Grant and Edvan Palmeira held their own against the top three but ended up in the fourth and the fifth spot, respectively.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Kyron Holden
- Seventh Place — Ryan Terry
- Eighth Place — Corey Morris
- Ninth Place — Ali Bilal
- Tenth Place — Andre Ferguson
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Men’s Physique Results
Andrea Shaw continues to extend her legacy in the Ms. Olympia division. After a closely contested battle with the other top contenders, Shaw emerged on top and wore the 2022 Ms. Olympia crown. It was her third consecutive Olympia win. Towards the end of the contest, Andrea Shaw found herself in a fierce battle with Angela Yeo and previous year’s runner up Helle Trevino. However, Shaw clawed her way to a win while Yeo and Trevino finished a close second and third. Helle Trevino managed to bring her best physique into the show in spite of having suffered a shoulder injury and surgery earlier this year. Margie Martin and Branca Njegovec held the tail end of the top five and secured fourth and fifth position, respectively.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Michaela Aycock
- Seventh Place — Theresa Ivancik
- Eighth Place — Alcione Santos Barreto
- Ninth Place — Chelsea Dion
- Tenth Place — Michelle Jin
Full Results: 2022 Ms. Olympia Results
Cydney Gillon is now the six-time Figure Olympia title holder! Just like Big Ramy in the Men’s Open division, Gillon faced arguably the best line-up of challengers at this year’s Olympia. Although most of the attention was focused on Gillon, challengers like Jessica Reyes Padilla and Lola Montez brought amazing packages on stage too. In the end, Gillon retained her top spot and won her sixth Figure Olympia title. Jessica Reyes Padilla and Lola Montez, who gave Gillon a run for the money, secured second and third spot, respectively. Additionally, Jossie Nathali Alcaron Becerra and Nathalia Soltero occupied the fourth and the fifth spot.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Nicole Zenobia Graham
- Seventh Place — Stephanie Gibson
- Eighth Place — Maria Luisa Baeza Diaz
- Ninth Place — Ericka Morales Morgan
- Tenth Place — Nadia Bradford
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Figure Results
Four-time Fitness Olympia champion Oksana Grishina’s withdrawal from the 2022 Olympia due to an undisclosed injuries came as a shock to everyone. However, the show must go on and that’s exactly what happened. Former champion Missy Truscott, Jaclyn Baker and Ariel Khadr got biggest reactions from the fans in attendance. While a vast majority of them rooted for Truscott and Baker, it was Truscott who continues to bring better physique year after year. When the night concluded, it was Missy Truscott that walked away with a victory while Jaclyin Baker achieved to get a runner-up spot. Ariel Khadr, Sarah Kovach and Michelle Freuda-Mensah occupied third through fifth spots.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Tamara Vahn
- Seventh Place — Michaela Pavleova
- Eight Place — Minna Pajulhati
- Ninth Place — Allison Kramer
- Tenth Place — Terra Plum
Full Results: 2022 Women’s Olympia Fitness Results
Women’s Physique Olympia
2022 Women’s Physique Olympia witnessed one of the bigger upsets of the year as Natalia Abraham dethroned two-time winner Sarah Villegas. The bodybuilding community was betting on Villegas to retain the title as her conditioning, shape and proportions seemed unmatched in the division. However, Abraham Coelho managed to get past the reigning queen and upset her in the finals. Sarah Villegas finished second in the division while Brooke Walker finished third. Barbara Menage and Ivie Rhein held the fourth and fifth place, respectively.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Jeannie Feldman
- Seventh Place — Anne-Lorraine Mohn
- Eighth Place — Melissa Teich
- Ninth Place — Winsome White
- Tenth Place — Marie-Solange Essoh
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Women’s Physique Results
Wellness has become one of the most exciting categories in spite of having taken off recently. The division focuses on symmetry, proportions, general appearance and also emphasizes the lower body. This year’s Olympia saw the emergence of quite a few contenders. However, previous year’s winner Francielle Mattos was able to prevail and create history by winning the second Wellness Olympia title at the 2022 Olympia. The win was not a cake walk by any means. Isabelle Nunes and Angela Borges, who finished second and third respectively, gave the champ a tough fight in the final callouts. Kassandra Gillis and Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana were not far behind either and secured fourth and fifth spot at the end of the contest.
- 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)
- Sixth Place — Giselle Machado
- Seventh Place — Marissa Andrews
- Eighth Place — Yarishna Ayala
- Ninth Place — Leonida Ciobu
- Tenth Place — Bruna Seredich
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Wellness Results
The 2022 Olympia hosted the 13th edition of Bikini Olympia and it was Maureen Blanquisco that emerged victoriously and walked away with Bikini Olympia title. The reigning champion Jennifer Dorie was the favorite heading into the competition among the 54 bikini girls that graced the stage. Lauralie Chapados, Janet Layug, Elisa Pecini and Ashley Kaltwasser were expected to be the biggest hurdles in Dorie’s path to her second Bikini Olympia title. However, Maureen Banquisco was having none of that and pushed everyone aside to claim the title.
Blanquisco, Dorie, Kaltwasser became the frontrunners after receiving the final callout during prejudging stage. Maureen Balanquisco’s shape, balance and stage presence was too much to compete against for other competitors and she walked away with the Bikini Olympia title at the 2022 Olympia. Jennifer Dorie held her own in spite of the loss and achieved a runner-up finish. Ashley Kaltwasser, Daraja Hill and Lauralie Chapados occupied third through fifth spots, completing the top five.
- 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
- Sixth Place — Aimee Leann Delgado
- Seventh Place — Phoebe Hagan
- Eighth Place — Janet Layug
- Ninth Place — Elisa Pecini
- Tenth Place — Romina Basualdo
Full Results: 2022 Mr. Olympia Bikini Results
Harold Kelley becomes the five-time Men’s Wheelchair Olympia champion and beat 11 other bodybuilders that qualified for the competition this year. Previous year’s runner up Gabrielle Andriulle and third place finisher Antoni Khadraoui gave the reigning champion everything he could handle. However, when the dust was settled after a fierce battle, it was Harold Kelley that left the arena with gold. Andruille and Khadraoui held their own and finished second and third, respectively. Pierre Kavalin and Adelfo Cerame Jr. occupied the fourth and fifth spot, completing the top five.
- Winner — Harold Kelley
- Second Place — Gabriele Andriulli
- Third Place — Antoni Khadraoui
- Fourth Place — Pierre Kavalin
- Fifth Place — Adelfo Cerame, Jr
- Sixth Place — Woody Belfort
- Seventh Place — Tyler Brey
- Eighth Place — Tory Jones
- Ninth Place — Chad McCrary
- Tenth Place — Bradley Betts
Full Results: 2022 Wheelchair Olympia Results
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2022 Mr. Olympia competition. It was an amazing first day of the competition, and each person deserves to be commended for their efforts.