At the 2021 Olympia held from Oct. 7-10, 2021, 13 bodybuilders stepped onto the sport’s biggest stage in the Fitness Division. Spectators in Orlando, FL were eager to find out if anyone could dethrone defending champion Missy Truscott as she did to Whitney Jones at the 2020 Olympia.
2021 Olympia — Fitness Results
- Whitney Jones, $50,000
- Missy Truscott, $20,000
- Oksana Grishina, $10,000
- Ariel Khadr, $5,000
- Jaclyn Baker, $4,000
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2021 Fitness Olympia
The routines in Figure are a combination of hip-hop dancing, gymnastics, posing, calisthenics, tumbling, cheerleading, and overall stage presence. The themes included nods to Marilyn Monroe and Marvel’s Venom. The top 13 athletes in the division made it to the Finals to pose one last time in front of the judges.
2020 Ms. Fitness Olympia Missy Truscott came out with a stellar, vibrant routine that was pronounced in dedication to her coach John Meadows, who died unexpectedly on Aug. 8, 2021. At the conclusion of her routine, she proclaimed that John, “would never be forgotten.” Ultimately, Truscott’s performance was enough for the silver.
Overall, it was Jones’ night. She reclaimed the Olympia title after conceding it to Truscott in 2020. Jones improved two ranks from 2020 to score her third Olympia title. The top three in 2021 have all won the Fitness Olympia in their careers. Oksana Grishina has won four Fitness Olympia titles and 10 Arnold classic titles; she retired in 2017 but came back for the 2020 Olympia.
2021 Olympia Schedule
Olympia Weekend runs from Oct. 7-10, with the pro competitions taking place on the eighth and ninth. Here’s the complete competition schedule:
- Friday, Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. EST: Morning Prejudging (Fitness, 212, Figure, Women’s Physique, Ms. O, Wellness)
- Friday, Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m. EST: Evening Finals (212, Fitness, Figure, Women’s Physique, Ms. O, Mr. O Prejuding)
- Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m. EST: Morning Prejudging (Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Bikini, Wellness Finals, Wheelchair Finals)
- Saturday, Sept. 9, 7:00 p.m. EST: Evening Finals (Mr. Olympia, Men’s Physique, Bikini, Classic Physique)
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