Mr.Olympia is the title awarded at the Joe weider’s Olympia fitness and performance weekend . It is awarded to the professional bodybuilder having the best physique. This contest was started by Joe weider to enable the winners of Mr.Universe to compete and earn at more higher levels. The very first Mr Olympia was held in 1965. From that date it is a dream of every bodybuilder to win Mr Olympia title.
But yes it is not everyone’s cup of tea as it is a competition for the title of world’s best bodybuilder. Professional bodybuilders from all over the world compete at amateur and NPC competitions to earn their pro card and get a chance to stand on the stage of Mr Olympia .
Mr Olympia 2018 is dated to be held on 13 to 16 September. Since it is 33 days out from now all the contestants are on their cutting phase and preparing for their best conditions .Here are the updates from all the 19 contenders.
1. Phil Heath.
Phil Heath also called as the ‘dream killer’ is the current defending 7x Mr Olympia winner. He is from Washington,USA and his age is 38. Phil ties the record for maximum number of Mr Olympia winning’s with the most famous bodybuilder ‘ Arnold Schwarzenegger’. If this year in Mr Olympia 2018 he wins the title then he will tie the world record of 8x Mr Olympia winning with ‘Lee Haney’ and ‘Ronnie Coleman’.
He stands with a height of 5 feet 9 inches with a competition bodyweight around 250 lbs.
2.Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy).
Big Ramy is the guy who placed at second position in the year 2017. He is among the biggest bodybuilders to step on that stage.He is from Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt. Big Ramy won his pro card in 2012 Kuwait pro just 3 years after he starting training.
He trains at the world renowned Oxygen gym and is the member of Camel crew. He stepped on Mr Olympia stage in the year 2013 itself after winning New York Pro.
With a height of 5 feet 10 inches he weighs around 300 lbs on stage. He is probably the one who is the major threat to the 7x Mr Olympia Phil Heath.
William Bonac placed at 3rd position in 2017 Mr Olympia. He is the resident of Ghana. He started training at the age of 13 years and from then it almost took him 20 years to step on the stage of Mr Olympia.
With the on stage bodyweight of 230 lbs he stands with the height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
4. Dexter Jackson.
Dexter Jackson AKA ‘the blade’ was placed on the 4th position in 2017 Mr Olympia. He is an American resident.
With a height of 5 feet and 5 inches he weighs around 220 lbs on stage.
He is the winner of 2008 Mr Olympia . The blade is the bodybuilder with the maximum title wins in professional bodybuilding competitions.
His achievements include 9 Arnold classic titles and he started competing in professional bodybuilding competitions from the year 1999.
Shawn Rhoden was placed at 5th position in the last year’s Mr Olympia. He is from Jamaica and weighs 240 lbs with the height of 5’10.
He made his pro debut in the year 2010 and is now 43 years old.
6. Roelly Winklaar.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest bodybuilder Roelly Winklaar comes from the Dutch island Caracao. Roelly earned his pro card in the year 2018 . With a height of 5’6 he weighs 290 lbs on stage.
He is also a member of the camel crew and trains at Oxygen tym in Kuwait. He came at 6th position in 2017 Mr Olympia.
7.Nathan De Asha.
Nathan is from Liverpool,England and made his pro debut in the year 2016.
Nathan earned his pro card in the year 2014 at British Championships and was placed 7th in the last year Olympia.
He weighs 250 lbs on stage .
Brandon curry is a resident of USA. He was placed at the 8 position in last year’s Olympia.
Brandon has been winner of many shows such as Arnold classic Brazil, Arnold classic Australia, Toronto Supershow pro.
Curry was into bodybuilding from the small age of 6 when he received a pair of dumbbells as a gift for his birthday.
With a height of 5’8 he weighs 260 lbs. He is also a member of Camel crew and trains at Oxygen gym.
Cedric is a resident of New Jersey,USA. He earned his pro card in the year 2009 soon after he decided to step into bodybuilding. Cedric serves in the U.S army.
He was placed 10th in the 2017 Mr Olympia. With a height of 6’1 he weighs around 300 lbs on stage.
10. Steve Kuclo.
Steve Kuclo also known as the ‘king snake’ is a resident of Texas ,USA. He won 3 NPC competitions from the year 2004 to 2011. He has stepped on the stage of Mr Olympia for 4 times.
Steve is 32 years old and is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Juan Morel is from Manhattan, New York. He was placed 2nd three times at NPC championships before getting his pro card.
With a height of 5’11 he weighs around 305 lbs.
Michael is a resident of USA. He weighs 220 lbs and stands with a height of 5’9.
Charles Griffen is from Arizona, USA. He earned his pro card in 2014 at NPC Minnesota state light weight.
With a height of 5 feet 9 inches he weighs 240 lbs.
Lain is a resident of Canada. He is just 27 years old and all ready to step on the stage of Mr Olympia 2018.
15. Lukas Osladil.
Lukas Osladil is an IFBB pro from Czech Republic. He started training when he was just 10 years old and his journey to Mr Olympia took him 22 years of consistency and persistence.
With a height of 5’8 he weighs 220 lbs on stage.
16. Sergio Olivia Jr.
Sergio Olivia Jr is a resident of USA and is the son of the 3x Mr Olmpia Sergio Olivia.
With a height of 6 feet he weighs 260 lbs.
Alexis is from Puerto Rico. With a height of 5’9 he weighs 240 lbs on stage. In 2014 he earned his pro card.
He won the Tampa pro 2018 and defeated Justin and Sergio.
18.Justin Luis Rodriguez.
Justin if from USA. With an amazing physique he is ready to step on the 2018 Mr Olympia stage.
Justin was placed 7th in Arnold classic 2018 and 3rd in Chicago pro 2018.He came 4th in Tampa pro 2018 where he lost to Sergio and Alexis.
19. Josh Wade.
Josh is a resident of USA. He weighs 225 lbs on stage with a height of 5’9.