2012 Mr. Olympia

The 2012 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and the feature event of Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2012 held September 27–30, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the 48th Mr. Olympia competition. Other events at the exhibition included the 212 Olympia Showdown, Ms. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, and Figure Olympia contests. The documentary film Generation Iron was filmed while following several Olympia contestants as they prepared for this competition.

2012 Mr. Olympia
GenreProfessional bodybuilding competition
BeginsSeptember 27, 2012
EndsSeptember 30, 2012
VenueLas Vegas Convention Center and Orleans Arena
Location(s)Las Vegas, Nevada
CountryUnited States
Previous event2011 Mr. Olympia
Next event2013 Mr. Olympia
Organized byIFBB

ResultsEdit

A total prize pool of $650,000 was awarded.

Place Prize Name Country 1+2 4 Points
1 $250,000[1] Phil Heath   5 5 10
2 $100,000 Kai Greene   10 10 20
3 $75,000 Shawn Rhoden   15 16 31
4 $50,000 Dexter Jackson   20 20 40
5 $40,000 Branch Warren   25 31 56
6 $30,000 Dennis Wolf   35 24 59
7 $18,000 Toney Freeman   30 34 64
8 $17,000 Evan Centopani   42 40 82
9 $16,000 Johnnie O. Jackson   45 46 91
10 $14,000 Lionel Beyeke   51 52 103
11 $4,000 Ben Pakulski   54 55 109
12 $4,000 Roelly Winklaar   62 62 124
13 $4,000 Ronny Rockel   63 67 130
14 $4,000 Essa Obaid   72 65 137
15 $4,000 Hidetada Yamagishi   74 75 149
16 $2,000 Bill Wilmore   74 76 150
17 $2,000 Baitollah Abbaspour   80 80 160
17 $2,000 Fred Smalls   80 80 160
17 $2,000 Michael Kefalianos  
 
80 80 160

Notable eventsEdit

  • Phil Heath won his second consecutive IFBB Mr. Olympia title [2]
  • Kai Greene placed second, his best ever showing after finishing third in the 2011 Mr. Olympia contest
  • Evan Centopani placed eighth in his Mr. Olympia debut
  • Toney Freeman, at the age of 46 years, finished in seventh place
  • Jay Cutler, four-time Mr. Olympia, could not compete after undergoing surgery for a torn left bicep

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OLYMPIA PRIZE MONEY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH". ifbbpro.com. July 16, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Mr. Olympia 2012 Results: Winners, Complete Events Recap & More". bleacherreport.com. September 30, 2012.

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