Seoul, South Korea hosted the 2019 Monsterzym Pro this past weekend, and we have another athlete that is qualified for the 2020 Mr. Olympia contest.
Nathan DeAsha of the United Kingdom secured the victory in what many considered a three-man show and has secured his position in Las Vegas, Nevada next September. He was qualified for the 2019 Mr. Olympia thanks to winning the British Grand Prix earlier this year, but was unable to compete due to a commitment in his home country that made him unable to travel. Having this victory means he will not have to worry about doing another show before the Olympia next year unless he chooses to.
This contest was very close between DeAsha and 2019 New York Pro winner Juan Morel. Morel actually was ahead on points after prejudging. DeAsha was also behind eventual third place finisher An Nguyen after the first round. It appeared that both Morel and Nguyen peaked early while DeAsha came in better for the finals later in the evening. The final scorecard actually showed Morel and DeAsha tied in overall points. With DeAsha having more first place votes in the finals, that was the deciding factor in him being awarded first place overall.
As for Nguyen, he may not have won this show but this is his highest placing as a professional since making his debut in Chicago in 2012. Mokhmed El Emam of Russia came in 4th place and Hungary’s Daniel Toth rounded out the Top 5.
The next Men’s Open bodybuilding contest is the Wings of Strength Romania Muscle Fest Pro-Am which is scheduled for November 1-3.
2019 Monsterzym Pro Top 5
1st – Nathan DeAsha
2nd – Juan Morel
3rd – An Nguyen
4th – Mokhmed El Emam
5th – Daniel Toth
Hidetada Yamagishi won the 212 division show at this event in a six competitor lineup and is now qualified for the 212 Olympia next year.
Sara Choi, competing in her home country, won the Bikini contest. Due to the rules for that division, she will have to wait until next summer to find out if she will be going to the Olympia or compete and win more shows to help secure her position.
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