The IFBB Pro League has done away with the points system for the 2023 Olympia.
The prep and build up for the 2023 Olympia has already begun. On Wednesday, the IFBB Pro League shared a post on social media explaining the ways that athletes can qualify for the biggest show of the year next season.
According to the official Instagram page of the IFBB Pro League, there are three ways to qualify. The Top 5 from the 2022 Mr. Olympia, Top 3 from all other divisions, and winner of a contest over the course of the qualification period will be eligible. The qualification period will range from Nov. 21, 2022 to Oct. 29, 2023.
IFBB Does Away With Points For 2023 Olympia
When looking at the qualifications, there was one glaring absence. The IFBB has done away with the points qualification system for the 2023 Olympia.
Bodybuilders were given a chance to qualify for the Olympia if they finished in the top three of the points system over the course of the season. Now, all competitors will have to win a show during the qualification period in order to be eligible for the 2023 Olympia.
The 2023 Olympia will return to Orlando after being held in Las Vegas this year. Hadi Choopan was crowned champion after bringing the best conditioning to the stage once again. In a shocking development, reigning two-time champion coming in Big Ramy dropped down to fifth.
here are currently six athletes qualified for the 2023 Olympia in Men’s Open:
- Hadi Choopan – 2022 Mr. Olympia
- Derek Lunsford – 2022 Mr. Olympia runner-up
- Nick Walker – 2022 Mr. Olympia third place
- Brandon Curry – 2022 Mr. Olympia fourth place, 2019 champion
- Big Ramy – 2022 Mr. Olympia fifth place, 2020 and 2021 champion
- Brett Wilkin – 2022 Big Man Pro Weekend champion