The 2023 Musclecontest Rio Pro bodybuilding show was held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Five athletes were originally on the roster, but three more athletes registered before the contest began. Out of the eight competitors, who all represented the host country, Renata Guaraciaba was awarded first place.
Second place went to Rafaelle Zen, and Silmara Walter rounded out the top three. The overall results can be seen below:
2023 Musclecontest Rio Pro Results | Wellness
- Renata Guaraciaba
- Rafaelle Zen
- Simara Walter
- Nerilde Garcia
- Gabriela Tavares
- Jessica Basso
- Rose Lopes
- Debora Pereira
The head judge for this competition was Tamer El Guindy.
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Winner — Renata Guaraciaba
The judges put the athletes through two rounds of comparisons — pre-judging and finals. Guaraciaba won both rounds with perfect scores. This was the former Figure athlete’s first Wellness victory, earning her qualification for the 2023 Olympia, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL.
The 2023 Olympia will be Guaraciaba’s second appearance on bodybuilding’s grandest stage. She competed in the 2015 Figure Olympia in Las Vegas, NV. She finished that contest outside the top 15.
Second Place — Rafaelle Zen
Zen was the 2021 NPC Worldwide Amateur Olympia Brazil winner, and this was the first contest of her second pro season — her highest finish so far. She has finished in fifth place twice, at the New York Pro and the Miami Muscle Beach Pro.
To join Guarciaba and the other qualified athletes in the Olympia lineup, Zen must enter and win a different pro show. In early 2023, the IFBB Pro League announced that aside from Olympia winners and the top three of the previous year’s Olympia lineup, only contest winners would qualify for the Olympia.
Third Place — Simara Walter
This was Walter’s third pro show since winning her pro qualification at the 2022 NPC Worldwide Champions Cup event. It’s her highest career placing. She was 13th at the Mr. Big Evolution Pro and 11th in the Tampa Pro.
Updated Wellness Olympia Qualified Athletes
Thanks to this win, the Wellness Olympia now has six qualified athletes. They are listed below.
- Francielle Mattos — 2021 and 2022 Olympia Champion
- Isabelle Nunes — 2022 Olympia runner-up
- Angela Borges — 2022 Olympiar, Third Place
- Kassandra Gillis — 2023 Wellness International Winner
- Alexis Adams — 2023 Sampson Showdown Pro Winner
- Renata Guaraciaba — 2023 Musclecontest Rio Pro Winner
The next Wellness contest on the 2023 schedule is the Houston Tournament of Champions, scheduled for April 1, 2023, in The Woodlands, TX.
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