Since the Bikini Division was established in 2010, it has become one of the most popular women’s divisions in the IFBB Pro League. Three competitions were held over the weekend of May 12-14 alone. New fans watch these ladies compete around the world every week, but they should know who the key players are when they watch the Bikini Olympia 2023 in Orlando, Florida from November 2-5.
Tim Wilkins, Chris Cormier and Terrick El Guindy smashed the elite of the elite on a recent episode of Prime Time Muscle. El Guindy started off by saying hello to 2022 Bikini Olympia champion Maureen Blanquisco, but he also talked about the runner-up and 2021 champion.
“Jennifer Dorie was not happy to lose that title,” El Guindy said in part. “She’s going to come back in 2023 with a chilling vengeance.”
Beyond the last two champions, there has been a new champion crowned at the Bikini Olympia every year since 2018. The last champion to win more than one title was Angelica Teixeira, and the only three-time winner in history is Ashley Kaltwasser, who is still competing in 2023. El Guindy shared that the competitive landscape is one of the reasons we don’t see more Dynasties in the division.
“It’s one of the hardest classes to judge because the physique and the criteria force them to be very equal. We don’t require them to be massive, so there’s not enough room to grow.
Beyond the Olympia champions, there are other contenders to consider as powerhouses, including Lauralie Chapados, who beat Blanquisco at Bikini International 2023 as part of the Arnold Classic weekend. El Guindy offered Chapados advice for Olympia 2023 if they compete.
“She was overconditioned (at the Olympai), which caused her to lose her good form. If she was fuller, she would have been there.
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