The reigning champion remains the best in the business at his craft.
Chris Bumstead confirmed he is still at the top of his class claiming his fifth consecutive Classic Physique title at the Mr. Olympia 2023 on November 4, 2023.
The Canadian native put on a dominant performance in front of the judges and fans inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, cementing his case as one of the greatest bodybuilders of his generation.
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Bumstead’s good physique and impressive pose routines helped him overcome an impressive field of Classic Physique competitors that featured strong performances from Terrence Ruffin and two-time Classic Physique Olympia (2017-2018) champion Breon Ansley. Once all the athletes showed off their chiseled shoulders, abs and shredded backs, the judges made their first decision:
- Jae Hun Park
- Wesley Vissers
- Michael Daboul
- Terence Ruffin
- Mike Sommerfeld
- Vahid Badpay
- Breon Ansley
- Urs Kalecinski
- Roman Rocha Quieroz
- Chris Bumstead
To no one’s surprise, the final message showed a familiar face in an epic poser battle against Bumstead: Ramon Rocha Quieroz. Coming off a huge win at the 2023 Arnold Classic, he looked fantastic on the Olympia stage, possessing a balanced physique with no obvious weaknesses. Ultimately though, the 2022 Olympia runner-up fell short for the second consecutive year in his bid to dethrone Bumstead.
Classic Physique Olympia 2023 results
Here’s how the top five ranked in the Classic Physique Olympia 2023 division:
- Chris Bumstead – $50,000
- Ramon Rocha Querioz — $20,000
- Urs Kelecinski — $12,000
- Breon Ansley — $7,000
- Terrence Ruffin — $6,000
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Speaking to Bob Circherillo on stage after his latest Olympia win, Bumstead revealed he tore up his last 10 weeks of the biggest show of the year. Although he initially had doubts about whether he could overcome the setback, he credited the support of his fiancée, as well as legendary coach Hany Rambod, for helping him maintain a strong mindset throughout his journey to Olympia.
Four weeks after his injury, Bumstead returned to the gym for his first back workout. Just like he did after he was injured, he cried.
However, the award-winning champion said he shed tears for a very different reason.
“I realized that I wouldn’t have felt as much joy and gratitude if I had quit,” Bumstead said.
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