Derek Lunsford…from the football field to the title of “Mr. Olympia” 2023

Lunsford beat Iranian Chopin (Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed/Getty)

American champion Derek Lunsford, in his second participation, won the title of “Mr. Olympia“In bodybuilding, on Sunday, ahead of another candidate and the winner of the last edition, the Iranian Hadi Chopinnicknamed the “Persian wolf.”

Thus, Lunsford, who placed second in his first appearance in 2022 in the open category, becomes the first bodybuilder to win in two divisions, as he also won the 212 category (participated in by those who are 166 centimeters tall and under, because they cannot accumulate the same amount of muscle, Compared to taller contenders at Openweight) in 2021.

According to a report by the Spanish newspaper “Marca”, the American, the former football player, defeated Chopin, who in turn did not accept defeat, and left the stage as soon as he learned of his second place.

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Spaniard Angel Calderon won bronze in the 212 category, in which the victory went to Keoni Pearson, and silver to Shawn Clarida. For his part, Canadian Chris Bumstead won the Mr. Olympia “Classic Physique” award for the fifth time, while American Andrea Shaw won the Miss Olympia category, To add her fourth title.

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