‘The Spartan’ Michael Kefalianos

About Michael Kefalianos


Place of Birth: Kos, Greece

Leagues: IFBB

Competition Weight: 230 lbs

Off-Season: 260 lbs

Age: 47   

Michael Kefalianos strength has worked to his advantage most his life.

As a teen, he used it to obtain a job as a stonemason and later when serving in the Greek army. But it was when he began weightlifting at the age of 20, as a hobby, that his strength became a driving force that would transform his life.

It wasn’t until 1998 though that Kefalianos began entering local Greek bodybuilding competitions like the Mr. Aegean and Mr. Greece, which he won multiple times. Upon winning the Wabba world championships, invitations to various international competitions were sent Kefalianos’ way.

In 2009, after placing third in the heavyweight division of the Arnold Classic Amateur competition, as an Australian citizen, Kefalianos received his pro card from the Australian IFBB. He qualified for the 2009 Mr. Olympia in his very first professional competition. Since then, Kefalianos has competed in more than 25 different IFBB pro shows placing in the Top-5 in most of them. Not to mention, he has made history by being the first Greek to compete at the Mr. Olympia.

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic 12th
2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix 6th
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic 9th
2012 IFBB FIBO 2nd
2012 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix
2011 IFBB Mr. Olympia
2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro
2011 IFBB New York Pro 6th
2011 IFBB British Grand Prix 5th
2011 IFBB FIBO Power Pro Germany 5th



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