Breon Ansley was unsuccessful in his attempt to defend his Classic Physique title at 2019, Mr. Olympia. Following the event, he has spoken out about his performance, and his mindset leading into the competition.
Ansley went into the 2019 Mr. Olympia having won the previous two years in the Classic Physique division. As a result, he was widely considered to be the favorite of this year’s competition. However, in a surprising turn of events, Ansley would score second place, under Chris Bumstead.
Following this disappointing performance, Breon Ansley has opened up about where his mindset was, during the competition. He posted a video to Instagram, dissecting his showing at the Olympia. Additionally, he reflects on his execution in the event.
Ansley starts out thanking fans for their support and appreciation. Moreover, he expresses how proud he is of being able to influence and affect the lives of those who follow his journey. Then he explains how things were for him heading out of the big show.
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“Of course guys, I am very very very disappointed in what transpired this weekend.
I thought I did everything on my part in my preparation, and my performance this past weekend for the win, but it did not happen that way.
This was a learning lesson for me. This was a learning lesson, and this is also a big lesson for me on how I get to talk to you guys, and continue to inspire you guys and motivate you guys.”
Ansley continues, explaining how useful this opportunity is.
Breon Ansley continues discussing how this loss gives him the ability to continue motivating his followers. Moreover, he says that the true champions are those who can continue in the face of a loss. He says that the wins are easy, but the losses display his character.
Additionally, Ansley goes on to say that he is putting the loss behind him, and is looking forward to the Yamamoto Pro in Italy this weekend. He concludes the video by talking about how it is important to be bothered by a loss but to persevere.
Breon Ansley is demonstrating a wonderful example of what it takes to properly handle setbacks. It will be exciting to see how he rebounds from this loss and moves forward.