Here’s How Much Money Was Won at the 2022 Olympia

Over $1.5 million was awarded to the athletes in Las Vegas.

The 2022 Olympia weekend in Las Vegas, NV, on Dec. 16-18, 2022, was a lucrative event for the new Mr. Olympia, Hadi Choopan. He won a whopping $400,000 grand prize for winning the most significant title in the sport of bodybuilding. Similarly, 2022 Mr. Olympia runner-up Derek Lunsford, who vacated his 212 Olympia title to compete via a special invitation in the Men’s Open division, tripled his winnings year over year from $50,000 to $150,000.

Six of the 11 contested divisions in Las Vegas saw new or returning champions put their names in the record books. Five divisions saw their reigning champions retain. Below is the prize money won by each division’s top five athletes.

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Note: the prize money for the Wheelchair Olympia was not announced during its award ceremony.

2022 Mr. Olympia Prize Money

  1. Hadi Choopan— $400,000
  2. Derek Lunsford — $150,000
  3. Nick Walker — $100,000
  4. Brandon Curry — $40,000
  5. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay — $30,000

2022 Classic Physique Prize Money

  1. Chris Bumstead — $50,000
  2. Ramon Rocha Queiroz — $20,000
  3. Urs Kalecinski — $10,000
  4. Breon Ansley — $6,000
  5. Mike Sommerfeld — $4,000

2022 Bikini Olympia Prize Money

  1. Maureen Blanquisco — $50,000
  2. Jennifer Dorie — $20,000
  3. Ashley Kaltwasser — $12,000
  4. Daraja Hill — $7,000
  5. Lauralie Chapados — $6,000

2022 Men’s Physique Olympia Prize Money

  1. Erin Banks — $50,000
  2. Brandon Hendrickson — $20,000
  3. Diogo Montenegro — $10,000
  4. Charjo Grant — $7,000
  5. Edvan Palmeira — $4,000

2022 Wellness Olympia Prize Money

  1. Francielle Mattos — $50,000
  2. Isabelle Nunes — $20,000
  3. Angela Borges — $12,000
  4. Kassandra Gillis — $7,000
  5. Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana — $6,000

2022 Ms. Olympia Prize Money

  1. Andrea Shaw — $50,000
  2. Angela Yeo — $20,000
  3. Helle Trevino — $12,000
  4. Margie Martin — $7,000
  5. Branka Njegovec — $6,000

2022 Fitness Olympia Prize Money

  1. Missy Truscott — $50,000
  2. Jaclyn Baker — $20,000
  3. Ariel Khadr — $12,000
  4. Sarah Kovach — $7,000
  5. Michelle Fredua-Mensah — $6,000

2022 Women’s Physique Prize Money

  1. Natalia Abraham Coelho — $50,000
  2. Sarah Villegas — $20,000
  3. Brooke Walker — $12,000
  4. Barbara Menage — $7,000
  5. Ivie Rhein — $6,000

2022 Figure Olympia Prize Money

  1. Cydney Gillon — $50,000
  2. Jessica Reyes Padilla — $20,000
  3. Lola Montez — $12,000
  4. Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra — $7,000
  5. Natalia Soltero — $6,000

2022 212 Olympia Prize Money

  1. Shaun Clarida — $50,000
  2. Angel Calderon Frias —$20,000
  3. Kamal Elgargni — $10,000
  4. Ahmad Ashkanani —$6,000
  5. Oleh Kryvyi —$4,000

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The 2022 Olympia prize money, excluding the Wheelchair division, totaled $1,561,000. Choopan finished in third place at the 2021 Mr. Olympia, winning $100,000. His improvement of two ranks in the main event in 2022 quadrupled his winnings via his awarded $400,000 check. Lunsford’s decision to move up from the 212 division to the Men’s Open was not only met with impressed reactions from seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath on the commentary team during Lunsford’s posing routine but ultimately with a $150,000 check — tripling what he won as the 212 Olympia champion in 2021.

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