IFBB Pro League Announces Ways to Qualify for 2023 Olympia

IFBB Pro League Announces Ways to Qualify for 2023 Olympia

On December 28, 2022, The IFBB Pro League officially announced the 2023 Olympia Qualification System, which determines the lineups for all 11 pro divisions to qualify for the Olympia weekend each year. The announcement was shared in the following Instagram post:

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All Olympia champions are eligible for life to compete in any show within the Olympia division they have won. For example, 2022 Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan will be allowed to compete in any competition he wants in the men’s open division, including the Mr. Olympia every year.

Outside of this guideline, athletes must earn the right to step onto the Olympia stage each year. In previous years, competitors could win a show or qualify by placing in the top three in the Olympia Qualification System points, which rewarded competitors who did not win a show but placed consistently well in multiple shows.

The 2023 parameters for qualification will not include the points system. Only the top five of Mr. Olympia 2022, the top three in other Olympia 2022 competitions and the winners of competitions during the qualifying phase will earn invitations to compete in Olympia 2023. This phase runs from 21 November 2022 to 9 October 2023.

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Men’s Open (Mr. Olympia)

  • The top five finish in Mr. Olympia 2022
  • Contest winners between November 21, 2022 and October 9, 2023

All other Divisions

  • The top three finish at the 2022 Olympics
  • Contest winners between November 21, 2022 and October 9, 2023

This change in qualifications comes after the 2022 Olympics set a record for the most qualified athletes in history, with over 400 IFBB Pro League athletes in all 11 divisions earning their way to compete in Las Vegas, NV.

Olympia Weekend 2023 has been confirmed to take place in Orlando, FL, in November 2023. Olympia promoters have not officially announced the exact dates. Lists of Olympia qualified athletes for each division will be updated on the Olympia website and the IFBB Pro League and NPC News Online websites. The current list of qualified athletes for Mr. Olympia 2023 (Men’s Open) as of December 28, 2022, is as follows:

  • Brett Wilkin – 2022 Big Man Pro Weekend Champion
  • Hadi Choopan — 2022 Mr. Olimpia champion
  • Derek Lunsford — 2022 Mr. Olympia, second place
  • Nick Walker — 2022 Mr. Olympia, third place
  • Brandon Curry — 2019 Mr. Olympia champion, 2022 Mr. Olympia, fourth place
  • Mamdouh Elssbiay — 2020, 2021 Mr. Olympia champion, 2022 Mr. Olympia, fifth place

Featured Image: @ifbb_pro_league on Instagram

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