Once a year, the shredded and the swole travel from around the globe to don their finest posing wear and flex it out in front of thousands of bodybuilding fans. Olympia Weekend is undoubtedly the most prestigious and historical event in bodybuilding; it features a weekend-long expo and 11 different divisions competing for the ultimate prize — an Olympia title.
This year, the 2023 Olympia occurred Nov. 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. In the end, Derek Lunsford won the Mr. Olympia, becoming the first-ever bodybuilder to win an Olympia title in two different divisions. Last year’s winner, Hadi Choopan, placed second. Samson Dauda placed third. Also of note:
- Chris Bumstead won his fifth consecutive Classic Physique title.
- Karol Milewski dethroned the dominant Harold Kelley to win the Wheelchair Olympia.
- Andrea Shaw claimed her fourth Ms. Olympia title.
Keep reading for complete results.
2023 IFBB Pro League Olympia Winners
Below is a list of every winner in each of the pro divisions. Keep scrolling to find out who placed in the top five, along with how much money they won.
A new champion was crowned in the 212 division. Keone Pearson, once a Classic Physique competitor turned 212-er, dethroned two-time division winner Shaun “the Giant Killer” Clarida to become the seventh man ever to hold a 212 Olympia title.
In the finals, Pearson only needed to endure two callout rounds before he posed individually and was eventually named the champion. The final callout included Angel Calderon Frias, Keone Pearson, Shaun Clarida, and Kerrith Bajjo (in order from left to right).
Prior to this historic win, Pearson had accumulated a series of impressive wins, including first place at the 2019 New York Pro (in Classic Physique), the 2021 Chicago Pro (in 212), and the 2022 Tampa Pro (also in 212).
- Keone Pearson — $50,000
- Shaun Clarida — $20,000
- Angel Calderon Frias — $10,000
- Kerrith Bajjo — $6,000
- Ahmad Ashkanani — $4,000
Of all the storylines unfolding at this year’s Olympia, Cydney Gillon’s may just be the most historic. “Vytamin C” secured her seventh Figure title, cementing her as the most dominant Figure competitor in the division’s history.
Gillon, who is also known for competing on CBS’s Survivor: Kaoh Rong, has won two Arnold Sports Festival Figure competitions. She is undoubtedly the most successful Figure competitor in the sport of bodybuilding.
Prior to her career as a competitive bodybuilder, the 31-year-old competed on the University of Pennsylvania’s track team.
- Cydney Gillon — $50,000
- Jessica Reyes Padilla — $20,000
- Lola Montez — $12,000
- Cherish Richardson — $7,000
- Natalia Soltero — $6,000
Defending champion Natalia Abraham Coelho squared off against the two-time Women’s Physique. After two callouts, it was the two former champions who stood center stage, sandwiched between Brooke Walker and Zama Benta. In the end, Villegas won her third non-consecutive Olympia title, making her the second-winningest division champion behind Juliana Malacarne (who won from 2014-2017).
According to her NPC News Online profile, Villegas has only ever won the Olympia professionally. She went pro in 2017 and won the 2018 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro. She has since competed in six Women’s Physique Olympias.
- Sarah Villegas — $50,000
- Natalia Abraham Coelho — $20,000
- Zama Benta — $12,000
- Brooke Walker — $7,000
- Anne-Lorraine Mohn — $6,000
Heading into the finals, BarBend‘s Roger Lockridge estimated that Missy Truscott appeared to be close to cinching her third Fitness Olympia title. However, four-time Fitness Olympia winner Oksana Grishina of Russia mounted a fierce comeback to secure her fifth title.
Unfortunately, Truscott appeared to sustain injuries during her routine, hampering her overall placement. Jones also seemed hurt on stage but still managed to place fifth overall.
The runner-up, Taylor Learmont, qualified for her first-ever Olympia by winning the 2023 Legion Sports Fest Pro. It was an incredible debut performance for a Fitness Olympia debutant.
- Oksana Grishina — $50,000
- Taylor Learmont — $20,000
- Jaclyn Baker — $12,000
- Ariel Khadr — $7,000
- Whitney Jones — $6,000
Andrea Shaw is four for four at two of the most prestigious women’s bodybuilding shows on the planet, folks. The 39-year-old has won four Rising Pheonix contests and, with tonight’s win, four Ms. Olympia titles.
She faced stiff competition in the form of Angela Yeo, who displayed what we consider the best package of her bodybuilding career. But this is Shaw’s era, it seems. The reigning champion displayed chiseled abdominals, peaked biceps, and shredded quads
for a combination of mass and conditioning that combined harmoniously to form an aesthetically impressive final physique. The top three in the division — Shaw, Yeo, and Alcione Barreto — all qualified to the 2024 Ms. Olympia competition.
- Andrea Shaw — $50,000
- Angela Yeo — $20,000
- Alcione Barreto — $12,000
- Sherry Priami — $7,000
- Natalia Kovaleva — $6,000
Francielle Mattos has the Wellness Olympia on lock. Since the Division debuted at the 2021 Mr. Olympia. Isabelle Nunes, Elisa Alcantara, and Rayane Fogal were in the final callout, with Nunes and Mattos standing dead center.
The two athletes were ultimately separated by a single point, a razor-thin margin. In addition to her Olympia wins, Mattos has also won the 2019 Arnold Amateur South America (in Fitness) and the 2020 Wellness Arnold Amateur.
As for Nunes, she was the 2022 Wellness Olympia runner-up and third-place Olympia finisher in 2020. She’s won three pro shows, including the 2021 IFBB Milwaukee Pro, 2021 IFBB San Antonio Classic, and the 2022 Arnold Sports Festival.
- Francielle Mattos — $50,000
- Isabelle Nunes — $20,000
- Elisa Alcantara — $12,000
- Rayane Fogal — $7,000
- Gisele Machado — $6,000
At the time this article was updated (Nov. 4, 9:15 p.m. EST), no upset has been greater than the dethroning of five-time Wheelchair Olympia winner Harold “King Kong” Kelley.
This was Milewski’s Olympia debut, making his win over veteran Kelley all the more impressive. Prior to this win, Milewskki placed first at the 2023 IFBB Sheru Classic UK Pro and third at the 2022 Arnold Classic.
- Karol Milewski — $50,000
- Harold Kelley — $20,000
- Josue Fabiano Barreto Monteiro — $12,000
- Mohammadreza Tabrizi Nouri — $7,000
- Gabriele Andriulli — $6,000
UK-based athlete Ryan Terry is an icon in the sport of bodybuilding, amassing an Instagram following of 2.3 million followers.
However, online popularity doesn’t equal trophies, and despite his incredible physique, Terry has fallen short at seven Men’s Physique Olympias. Prior to 2023, his highest placing was second at the 2016 Olympia (behind Jeremy Buendia).
- Ryan Terry — $50,000
- Brandon Hendrickson — $20,000
- Erin Banks — $12,000
- Emanuel Hunter — $7,000
- Diogo Montenegro — $6,000
Chris Bumstead, the third man ever to win a Classic Physique Olympia, has won his fifth consecutive Classic title, making him the winningest champion in the division’s history. The final callout included the two-time Classic Physique Olympia winner Breon Ansley, Roman Rocha Queiroz, and Urs Kalecinski.
Since his career started in 2016, Bumstead has seen basically nothing but podium. He won the iconic Toronto and Pittsburg Pro (in 2017) and then placed second at that year’s Olympia. Since then, he’s only competed at the Olympia. Bumstead is also a social media darling with 20 million Instagram followers 3.48 million YouTube subscribers.
- Chris Bumstead — $50,000
- Ramon Rocha Queiroz — $25,000
- Urs Kalecinski — $12,000
- Breon Ansley — $7,000
- Terrence Ruffin — $6,000
Jennifer Dorie out-performed over 40 other athletes to claim her second Bikini Olympia title in her sixth Olympia appearance. The final callout featured Dorie, Ashley Kaltwasser, Lauralie Chapados, and Maureen Blanquisco.
According to her NPC News Online profile, Dorie started competing as a pro in 2018. Her notable wins include the 2020 IFBB Tampa Pro, the 2021 IFBB Nashville Fit Show Pro, the 2021 Arnold Sports Festival, and the 2021 Bikini Olympia.
- Jennifer Dorie — $50,000
- Maureen Blanquisco — $20,000
- Ashley Kaltwasser — $12,000
- Lauralie Chapados — $7,000
- Elisa Pecini — $6,000
Derek Lunsford is your 2023 Mr. Olympia! With this historic win, the American bodybuilder has become the first bodybuilder to win an Olympia title in two different divisions. Lunsford won the 212 Olympia in 2021. The final callout included the 2022 Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan and 2023 Arnold Classic winner Samson Dauda.
In 2022, Lunsford made a much-anticipated move to the Men’s Open division — and he shocked the industry by placing a close second to Choopan. He displayed an incredible ability to maintain his signature conditioning at a heavier bodyweight and was an automatic top contender at this year’s Olympia.
- Derek Lunsford — $400,000
- Hadi Choopan — $175,000
- Samson Dauda — $100,000
- Brandon Curry — $40,000
- Andrew Jacked — $35,000
2023 Olympia Results
- 2023 Amateur Olympia Results
- 212 Olympia Results
- Figure Olympia Results
- Women’s Physique Results
- Fitness Olympia
- Ms. Olympia
- Men’s Physique
- Wheelchair Olympia
- Classic Physique
- Bikini Olympia
- Mr. Olympia
- Mr. Olympia
- Ms. Olympia
- Women’s Physique
- Men’s Physique
- Classic Physique
2023 Olympia Previews
- Fitness Olympia Preview
- Figure Olympia Preview
- Wellness Olympia Preview
- Women’s Physique Olympia Preview
- Ms. Olympia Preview
- Wheelchair Olympia Preview
- Men’s Physique Olympia Preview
- Classic Physique Olympia Preview
- 212 Olympia Preview
- Mr. Olympia Preview
How to Watch the 2023 Olympia
There are two ways fans can watch the Olympia — by attending in person or purchasing the Olympia’s pay-per-view stream.
The PPV is available at olympiaproductions.com, and costs $74.99. There is also a free stream, The Fan Channel, which offers 2023 Olympia press coverage, EXPO coverage, and the stream of the 2023 Meet the Olympians event. For those who don’t want to shell out for the PPV, stay tuned to BarBend for callout reports, division results, and any breaking news.
About the Mr. Olympia
In the sport of bodybuilding, no title is more prestigious (or offers a greater monetary prize) than the Olympia. The best competitors in the world train year-round for the opportunity to step on stage in hopes of cementing themselves as the greatest in their respective divisions.
The Mr. Olympia, which features Men’s Open competitors, is considered the main event. This year, Hadi Choopan, “The Persian Wolf,” is fighting for his second title. His biggest hurdle will be last year’s runner-up and former 212 Olympia champion, Derek Lunsford. Lunsford moved up to the Men’s Open class in spectacular fashion, displaying massive muscle bellies and sharp conditioning. Going into this year’s Olympia, he is the top contender.
Compared to the 2022 Olympia, this year’s line-up isn’t as competitive, though it still features some elite competitors. The 2019 Mr. O Brandon Curry is stepping back on stage, as is Nick Walker, who placed third in last year’s line-up and is also an Arnold Classic champion.
Every Mr. Olympia Winner
- Larry Scott: 1965-66
- Sergio Oliva: 1967-69
- Arnold Schwarzenegger: 1970-75, 1980
- Franco Columbu: 1976, 1981
- Frank Zane: 1977-79
- Chris Dickerson: 1982
- Samir Bannout: 1983
- Lee Haney: 1984-91
- Dorian Yates: 1992-1997
- Ronnie Coleman: 1998-2005
- Jay Cutler: 2006-07, 2009-10
- Dexter Jackson: 2008
- Phil Heath: 2011-17
- Shawn Rhoden: 2018
- Brandon Curry: 2019
- Mamdouh Elssbiay: 2020-21
- Hadi Choopan: 2022
- Derek Lunsford: 2023
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