2009 MR. OLYMPIA PREJUDGING REPORT AND GALLERIES

History in the making?

By Dave Lee

September 25, 2009

FLEXONLINE.COM

You've heard all the talk - for months. Boasting a lineup that's being touted as the deepest ever in the 44-year history of the show, the build-up to Joe Weider's 2009 Mr. Olympia at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been immense. With judging for this year's show in the books, it's safe to say that all expectations have been fulfilled. And the runaway story seems to be Jay Cutler, trying to do what nobody has done before: recapture the Sandow after losing it. And based on the size and condition he displayed this night - even better than 2006, when he toppled eight-time Mr. O Ronnie Coleman to win Sandow number one - he might very well make history.

A supremely conditioned Dexter Jackson, determined to keep the Sandow in his hands, stands in Cutler's way. We'll see if Jackson's detail, symmetry and proportion will be enough to make him a two-time winner.

The big surprise of the night was Kai Greene, who seems poised to overtake Phil "The Gift" Heath for third. Greene, while not as crisp as he was in winning the Arnold Classic earlier this year, got tighter as the night wore on. Heath faded the longer he stayed onstage, possibly giving Greene just enough daylight to slip through with hard charging Branch Warren looking to round out the top five, his best Olympia placing to date.

Check back with flexonline.com Saturday, September 26 for the finale of Joe Weider's 2009 Mr. Olympia. Until then, check out our galleries and the live 2009 Mr. Olympia play-by-play with Chris Cormier and Allan Donnelly.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 MR. OLYMPIA PLAY-BY-PLAY

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PREJUDGING GALLERIES

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Click on names for photo galleries
MEN'S BODYBUILDING PHOTO GALLERIES
Ahmad Haidar
Bill Wilmore
Branch Warren
Darrem Charles
Dennis James
Dennis Wolf
Dexter Jackson
Gustavo Badell
Hidetada Yamagishi
Jay Cutler
Joel Stubbs
Kai Greene
Markus Ruhl
Martin Kjellstrom
Melvin Anthony
Michael Kefalianos
Moe El Moussawi
Phil Heath
Ronny Rockel
Silvio Samuel
Toney Freeman
Troy Alves
Victor Martinez
First Callout Comparison Gallery
Men's Comparison Gallery One
Men's Comparison Gallery Two

OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERY LINKS
2009 202 SHOWDOWN OLYMPIA
2009 MS. OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERIES
2009 FITNESS OLYMPIA
2009 FIGURE OLYMPIA
2009 BIKINI MODEL SEARCH

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