The 2023 T.R.U Athlete Pro happened from August 11-13 in London, UK. This event is a qualifier for the upcoming Olympia competition, featuring athletes from the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Men’s Wheelchair, Figure, and Bikini and Wellness divisions.
Athletes are running out of time to earn passage to this year’s Olympia. They have until Oct. 9 to secure their respective qualifications. The 2023 Mr. Olympia event will take place in Orlando, Florida, inside the Orange County Convention Center.
There were some changes made to the Olympia Qualification System this year. Most notably, the point system has been removed, making it more challenging than last year to guarantee a spot on the sport’s most prestigious stage.
2023 T.R.U Athlete Pro Winners
- 212 Bodybuilding: Naser Mohamed
- Classic Physique: Stephane Matala
- Men’s Physique: Febo Gambacorta
- Men’s Wheelchair: Karol Milewski
- Figure: Tereza Linhartova
- Bikini: Ottavia Mazza
- Wellness: Wynter Addams
2023 T.R.U Athlete Pro Results & Breakdown
- Winner — Naser Mohamed
- Second Place — Lucas Coelho
- Third Place — Marco Sarcone
- Fourth Place — Daniel Sticco
- Fifth Place — Dean White
- Sixth Place — Ahmed Adel Dokhy
- Seventh Place — Yat Ki Tam
- Eighth Place — Siwei Yang
- Ninth Place — Dorj Gansakh
Naser Mohamed, hailing from Kuwait, managed to snag a spot just ahead of Coelho in the 2023 Mr. Big Evolution contest. Before that event, Mohamed had secured the 13th position in the 2022 Olympia 212 contest. He’s been making waves across the United Kingdom too, having clinched a victory at the 2022 Arnold Classic UK 212 contest – that’s his one and only professional win so far. And guess what? He repeated his success in the 212 show, this time by outperforming Lucas over at T.R.U. Athlete.
Meanwhile, back in 2021, Lucas Coelho stepped onto the Olympia stage and landed 12th place. Then, he took a break in 2022 but roared back in 2023 for the Mr. Big Evolution Pro, where he nabbed the fourth spot.
Well, he was eyeing a win to punch his ticket back to Olympia. Lucas has a great physique setup, you know, the kind that looks balanced and in sync. But the real game-changer? How ripped and cut he looks under those lights – but after a hard war, he ended with second place.
- Winner — Stephane Matala
- Second Place — Valeri Enchev
- Third Place — Patrik Herczik
- Fourth Place — Siem Goossens
- Fifth Place — Eddie Chipp
- Sixth Place — Ibrahim Sanni
- Seventh Place — Abou Konate
- Eighth Place — Edwin Owusu
- Ninth Place — Hassan Al Balushi
- Tenth Place — Zhivko Petkov
Stephane Matala did great at the 2023 Mr. Big Evolution Pro, coming in second in Classic Physique. He adjusted his game plan and took the win in London.
Now, there’s talk about Matala possibly making his Olympia debut in 2023 if he decides to go for it. Valeri Enchev also made a strong start this year, nabbing second place in his debut.
- Winner — Febo Gambacorta
- Second Place — Philippe Degila
- Third Place — Emile Walker
- Fourth Place — Tunahan Guler
- Fifth Place — Omer Bahmed
- Sixth Place — Shannon Davis
- Seventh Place — Xiao Long Hong
- Eighth Place — Lorenzo Giachetti
- Ninth Place — Tunde Hassan
- Tenth Place — Mohammad Almutawah
The Men’s Physique contest had 25 competitors, the most among all the events. Febo Gambacorta stood out and got the gold with everyone’s first-place votes.
Even though they wear shorts, you can still see the legs above the knee. Gambacorta looked like he could easily fit into the Classic Physique category. Philippe Degila from France came in second, and Emile Walker from the host country took third.
- Winner — Karol Milewski
- Second Place — Gabriele Andriulli
- Third Place — Ephraim Gudgeon
- Fourth Place — Oscar Gonzalez Gil
- Fifth Place — Woody Belfort
- Sixth Place — Eugenio Molino
- Winner — Tereza Linhartova
- Second Place — Nadine Claudia Huber
- Third Place — Rejoice Godwin
- Fourth Place — Hannah Prause
- Fifth Place — Lisa Marie Schleiter
- Sixth Place — Katja Nowack
- Seventh Place — Paula Ranta
- Eighth Place — Lauren Green
- Ninth Place — Gabriela Linhartova
- Tenth Place — Amanda Winston
This was Tereza Linhartova’s first competition of 2023, and it was her second win overall. Now, she’s one of the 19 athletes qualified for the 2023 Figure Olympia. But it wasn’t a simple victory. Nadine Claudia Huber put up a strong fight and narrowly lost in both the pre-judging and finals by just one point each.
- Winner — Ottavia Mazza
- Second Place — Lisa Reith
- Third Place — Krishina Brunauer
- Fourth Place — Noemi Cosentino
- Fifth Place — Stine Hansen
- Sixth Place — Jade Kelsie Wolfenden
- Seventh Place — Rukiye Solak
- Eighth Place — Doriana Kandeva
- Ninth Place — Sarah Neuheisel
- Tenth Place — Monique Jansen van Vuuren
Ottavia Mazza, a pro from Italy, started her 2023 season with this event and secured a win. At last year’s Olympia, she placed below 15th. Meanwhile, Lisa Reith placed second in this show, marking her eighth contest of the year.
- Winner — Wynter Addams
- Second Place — Anna Mroczkowska
- Third Place — Carrie D. Goforth
- Fourth Place — Lexy Oliver
- Fifth Place — Kerry McManus
- Sixth Place — Dainora Dvarionaite
- Seventh Place — Sara Harley
- Eighth Place — Hayley Overall
- Ninth Place — Mel Maguire
2023 T.R.U Athlete Pro Scorecards
2023 T.R.U. Athlete Pro Figure Scorecard
2023 T.R.U. Athlete Pro Wellness Scorecard
Fitness Volt congratulates the winners on their big wins!