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Hadi Choopan is the 2022 Mr. Olympia

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Hadi Choopan is the winner of the 2022 Mr. Olympia. After a dynamite overall performance from all the top Men’s Open contenders in Las Vegas, NV, Choopan captured his first career Mr. Olympia title. Choopan had been on the doorstep of bodybuilding’s ultimate greatness for some time, finishing in at least the top four in each of the previous three years. The athlete finally broke through and stood on top of the podium on Dec. 17, 2022.

Here are the top five athletes in the Men’s Open division at the 2022 Mr. Olympia and the respective prize money they earned:

2022 Mr. Olympia Results

Hadi Choopan— $400,000 | 2022 Mr. Olympia Champion
Derek Lunsford — $150,000
Nick Walker — $100,000
Brandon Curry — $40,000
Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay — $30,000

Choopan’s victory not only gives him his first career Mr. Olympia title, it also topples previous two-time reigning champion Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay. The former defending champion finished in fifth place. Meanwhile, in his Men’s Open debut, Derek Lunsford took runner-up to Choopan’s Olympia championship.

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With final comparisons made earlier in the night, here are how the callouts shook out in the Finals of the 2022 Mr. Olympia.

Callout 1

Samson Dauda
Nick Walker
Hadi Choopan
Derek Lunsford
Brandon Curry
Mamdouh Elssbiay

Callout 2

Iain Valliere
Andrew Jacked
William Bonac
Hunter Labrada
Rafael Brandao
Michael Krizanek

Callout 3

Antoine Vaillant
James Hollingshead
Patrick Johnson
Charles Griffen
Justin Rodriguez
Akim Williams

Callout 4

Blessing Awodibu
Mohamed Shaaban
Joel Thomas
Mohammad Alnsoor

Callout 5 

Andrea Presti
Theo Leguerrier
Andrea Muzi

Callout 6

Hadi Choopan
Derek Lunsford
Brandon Curry
Nick Walker
Samson Dauda
Mamdouh Elssbiay

The top six athletes in both the first and last callouts saw themselves shifted on multiple occasions as they were compared. Eventually, the top contenders performed their posing routines in the order as follows:

Hadi Choopan
Andrew Jacked
Derek Lunsford
William Bonac
Nick Walker
Brandon Curry
Hunter Labrada
Rafael Brandao
Samson Dauda
Mamdouh Elssbiay

Choopan’s first career Mr. Olympia title bookends a night that also saw champions crowned in the Bikini, Men’s Physique, Classic Physique, and Wheelchair divisions.

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Here is the entire schedule for the preceding 2022 Olympia weekend, and here’s how to rewatch 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

Amidst a torrent of relative hype for the other competitors, Choopan kept his nose to the grindstone and saw his hard work and commitment payoff. With his first Mr. Olympia title under his belt, Choopan can officially join the elite of the elite in bodybuilding’s all-time pantheon.

Featured image: @mrolympiallc on Instagram

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