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Chris Bumstead Wins 2022 Classic Physique Olympia, Completes Four-Peat

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Saturday’s Olympia prejudging on Dec. 17, 2022, saw three-time reigning champion Chris Bumstead in pole position to capture another Classic Physique division title. Ultimately, he only really faced resistance from challenger Ramon Rocha Queiroz, as the two were the last athletes standing in Las Vegas, NV. In the end, to no one’s surprise, Bumstead won the 2022 Classic Physique Olympia championship (2019-2022).

Here are the top five athletes in the Classic Physique division at the 2022 Mr. Olympia and the respective prize money they earned:

2022 Classic Physique Olympia Results

Chris Bumstead — $50,000 | 2022 Classic Physique Olympia Champion
Ramon Rocha Queiroz — $20,000
Urs Kalecinski — $10,000
Breon Ansley — $6,000
Mike Sommerfeld — $4,000

Bumstead’s win gives him his fourth straight Classic Olympia title (2019-2022) as he continues to dominate a bodybuilding division that was only established in 2016. Notably, in his last Classic Physique appearance before a transition to the 212 in the year 2023, former two-time champion (2017-2018) Breon Ansley notched a fourth-place result.

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With the field narrowed down to 10 participating athletes, here are the results of the callouts from the Finals of the Classic Physique division at the 2022 Olympia:

Callout 1

Michael Daboul
Fabian Mayr
Wesley Vissers
Alex Cambronero

Callout 2

Breon Ansley
Urs Kalecinski
Ramon Rocha Queiroz
Terrence Ruffin
Mike Sommerfeld
Chris Bumstead

Bumstead and Rocha Queiroz held the center position in the last callout. The top five athletes would then work through their own usual individual posing routines to push for the Classic Physique Olympia title. Here was that group of five in no particular order:

Breon Ansley
Mike Sommerfeld
Chris Bumstead
Urs Kalecinski
Ramon Rocha Queiroz

With the routines concluded, it was evident the title would come down to Bumstead and Rocha Queiroz. As a part of the lead commentary team, Phil Heath asserted he believed Bumstead would win his fourth straight title. before the final judgment passed through, and that assertion, likely rooted in his own Olympia experience, came true.

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Here is the entire schedule for the 2022 Olympia weekend, and here’s how to keep up with the action. (Note: All listed times are in Pacific Standard time.)

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

9:00 a.m. — Pre-Judging

Fitness Olympia
212 Olympia
Figure Olympia
Women’s Physique Olympia
Ms. Olympia
Wellness Olympia

6:00 p.m. — Finals

212 Olympia
Fitness Olympia
Figure Olympia
Women’s Physique Olympia
Ms. Olympia
Wellness Olympia

6:00 p.m. — Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022

9:00 a.m. — Pre-Judging

Classic Physique Olympia
Men’s Physique Olympia
Bikini Olympia
Wheelchair Olympia — Pre-Judging and Finals

7:00 p.m. — Finals

Mr. Olympia
Men’s Physique Olympia
Bikini Olympia
Classic Physique Olympia

As the Olympia draws to a close in Las Vegas, with an exhilarating Finals on hand for the remaining divisions, Bumstead has written yet another illustrious chapter in the lore of bodybuilding’s first-tier, primary competition.

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2022 Mr. Olympia Finals Report — Mr. Olympia, Men’s Physique, Classic Physique, Bikini

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