Sergio Oliva Jr. on his Olympia qualification
For many people, simply competing at the Olympia is a dream come true. Last year many fans were expecting to see the second coming of ‘The Myth‘ Sergio Oliva Jr. to take to the stage and cement himself as a high-level competitor but Sergio Jr. decided not to compete at 2017 Olympia. Sergio explains, he’d much rather bring the best version of himself to the stage than to compete when he hasn’t realized his full potential.
After winning the 2017 New York Pro, Sergio Oliva Jr. was qualified for the Olympia 2017 but this year his qualification did not come by winning a show, he just managed to secure enough points on the point table to qualify for the 2018 Mr. Olympia.
Sergio completed in two shows this year but was not able to secure a victory and was narrowly edged out by first Michael Lockett at Chicago Pro 2018 and Alexis Rivera at the Tampa Pro show over the past weekend.
Sergio has always been an outspoken individual and doesn’t mind saying what’s exactly on his mind, he shared a post on his Instagram about his Olympia qualification, he wrote:
Olympia Bound! There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
I guess it would make sense I would have to really earn my qualification this year for passing it up last year lol.
I’m going back home……… The Olympia is my loins. I’m already the youngest person to ever be on the Olympia stage (2 weeks old ) And being the first second generation to compete in The Mr. Olympia qualification is just shit that’s bigger than me. This sport is living on and growing and when I step foot on that stage it will be literal proof of that. I don’t know what my dad would say about it all. I like to think he’d be pretty tripped out himself. All I know is my mother is going to be the first woman to have a husband and child compete in The Mr. Olympia competition and that’s just fucking cool as shit. I love what I do. And looking back at all my Olympia and battle for the Olympia DVD’s that I still watch, and now knowing I’m doing it gets me GEEEEKED!!!
I hope Joe and Ben Weider are looking down on the creation they made and are proud of themselves. History writes itself but at the same time you can’t write this stuff. No one thought I’d be here right now. I’m not my father or even close but I’m so happy for all the golden era bodybuilders and fans still around that get to see their friends kid compete on the biggest stage in the world 40 years later. I could talk about this all day (and we know I will) but I’m going to spend time with my family and the ones that got me this qualification cause I’m the physical proof of all their hard work. Gonna take a few days and just rest before I start the best prep of my life. I’ll make another post to talk about the Tampa pro as it was one of the greatest shows I’ve ever attended or competed in before. Just wanna say @ifbbpro_alexisrivera and @ifbbpromichaellockett I’m coming for my rematch WE ARE PRO LEAGUE