ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO CONTEST REPORT: IFBB PRO JAMES 'FLEX' LEWIS WINS PRAGUE PRO BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Admin | Monday, October 21, 2013 5:26:42 AM America/New_York
The Scoop: Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro James "Flex" Lewis received top physique honors, winning the 212 Division at the 2013 IFBB Prague Pro Bodybuilding Championships. The 2nd place spot was occupied by IFBB Pro Sami Al-Haddad. IFBB Pro Ahmad Ahmad captured 3rd place. IFBB Pro Raul Carrasco Jimenez took 4th place, and IFBB Pro Mehdi Hatami landed in 5th place.
The remaining field: IFBB Pro Lee Powell (6th), IFBB Pro Gilmar DeSouza (7th), IFBB Pro Jan Kubik (8th), IFBB Pro Jerry Ossi (9th), IFBB Pro Michal Mensik (10th), IFBB Pro Mirsad Terzo (11th), IFBB Pro Luke O. (12th), IFBB Pro Carlos Asensio (13th), IFBB Pro John Armstrong (14th), IFBB Pro Fabrizio Zittucro (15th).
The "So What?": As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," in 2012, IFBB professional bodybuilding competition returned to the Czech Republic after 14 years. The IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System: (1st automatic qualification, 2nd - 6 Points, 3rd - 5 Points, 4th - 4 Points, 5th - 3 Points) applies to IFBB Pro League athletes' eligibility to compete at the 2014 Olympia to face reigning 212 Olympia Showdown Champ IFBB Pro James Lewis. The Prague Pro Championships is a Tier 2 contest, i.e., one of few to award more points per placing than Tier 3 and Tier 4 contests. IFBB Pro Flex Lewis repeats in Prague, having also won the 2012 Prague Championships. IFBB Pro William Bonac, who took 4th place in the 212 Division at last year's Prague Pro, went on to take 5th place in the Open Division at this year's contest.
Andrew Oye's Verdict: Congrats to the Prague Pro for advancing from a Tier 4 to a Tier 2 contest in the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System this season (on par with IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Europe Championships). This weekend, 212 Division competitors also had an opportunity for Olympia Qualification Series points at the IFBB Phoenix Pro Championships in Arizona.
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