IF MAMDOUH "BIG RAMY" ELSSBIAY PLACES IN THE TOP 6
He’ll be the first rookie pro to do so since Chris Cormier was sixth in 1994. Before that, Kevin Levrone (1992) and Flex Wheeler (1993) were both second at the Olympia in their rookie seasons.
He’ll be only the second person to make the top six in his first Olympia since Cormier 19 years ago. The other is Heath, who was third in 2008. Heath’s first Olympia came in his third year in the IFBB Pro League.
Aside from the inaugural Mr. Olympia, no one has ever won it in their rookie year nor on their initial attempt. If the 28-year-old Ellsbiay becomes the first to do both, he’ll be the sixth-youngest Mr. O, and the first under-30 champ since Haney.
CITIES HOSTING THE MOST OLYMPIA’S
Las Vegas NV - 15
New York NY - 10
Columbus OH - 6
Atlanta GA - 3
* All in a row, includes this year’s event.
IF DENNIS WOLF PLACES IN THE TOP 3
It will be his first time in bodybuilding’s triumvirate. Frustratingly, in seven previous Olympias, Wolf, 34, has placed in the top six five times and yet never made it higher than fourth.
What if KAI GREENE wins?
A win for Kai would make him the 14th Mr. Olympia.
THE LIFELONG NEW YORKER WILL BE THE FIRST WINNER FROM THE (NON-SOUTHERN) EAST COAST.
Kai’s age if he wins the 2013 Olympia. That would make him he fourth-oldest winner, behind Dickerson, Coleman, & Jackson.
HE’LL BE THE FIRST TO GO FROM THIRD (2011) TO SECOND (2012) TO FIRST IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
(He was also fourth back in 2009.) Heath is the only other competitor who was third and second before winning, but those places were non-consecutive.
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