The 2023 Arnold Classic South America kicked off April 14-16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This competition served as a Mr. Olympia qualifier for the Men’s Open and Men’s Wheelchair divisions.
With the bodybuilding season underway, athletes are aiming to earn their respective invitations to the 2023 Mr. Olympia competition. This year’s Olympia takes place from November 2-5, in Orlando, Florida inside the Orange County Convention Center.
Athletes from the Men’s Open division must win a pro show to guarantee their passage to the Mr. Olympia event. The point system has been removed and there are fewer months to qualify than in 2022.
A handful of names got the attention of fans, who expected a very exciting show in Brazil. Vitor Hugo Boff was a leading threat this weekend as well as Wellington Fernando Baptista. Additionally, Emir Omeragic was eager to prove naysayers wrong with a commanding performance. And perhaps the biggest frontrunner of the show, Behrooz Tabani, looked to cement his status as a champion in 2023.
2023 Arnold Classic South America Winners
- Men’s Open: Behrooz Tabani
- Men’s Wheelchair: Josue Gorila Albino
2023 Arnold Classic South America Results
During prejudging, Wellington Fernando Baptista immediately stood out on stage with an aesthetic flow and shapely physique. He brought a balanced package and asserted himself as a contender early. While Behrooz Tabani dealt with some adversity on stage, he prevailed in the finals with superior conditioning and a complete back. Meanwhile, Baptista finished second with Emir Omeragic rounding out the podium.
Behrooz Tabani is your 2023 Arnold Classic South America winner and earned an invitation to compete at the Olympia contest this November.
- Winner — Behrooz Tabani
- Second Place — Wellington Fernando Baptista
- Third Place — Emir Omeragic
- Fourth Place — Josef Kveton
- Fifth Place — Vitor Hugo Boff
- Sixth Place — Gustavo Bico
- Seventh Place — Alan Bonadiman
- Eighth Place — Yeferson Romero
- Ninth Place — Sulaiman Alterkait
- Tenth Place — Slavoj Bednar
- Winner — Josue Gorila Albino
- Second Place — Tory Jones
- Third Place — Woody Belfort
- Fourth Place — Tim Caldwell
- Fifth Place — James Berger
2023 Arnold Classic South America Scorecards
Fitness Volt congratulates the winners!