IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just announced: Over the weekend, USA's IFBB Pro K. Greene was named the 1st place winner of the 2009 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix Bodybuilding Championships. In his first trip to "kangaroo country," Greene brought nearly the same look that had won the IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships a week prior. Repping Spain, IFBB Pro Silvio Samuel placed 2nd, edging ahead of 3rd place finisher, USA's IFBB Pro Toney Freeman, who had finished ahead of Samuel at the Arnold Sports Festival's recent Arnold Classic. While Greene, Samuel, and Freeman all presented full, sculpted physiques, the champ pushed past the others with knobby density, power quads, and sheer career momentum.
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," IFBB Pro Moe El Moussawi, IFBB Pro Dennis James, and home-grown hero IFBB Pro Lee Priest all withdrew from this contest and took with them any significant threat to the Top 3 finishers in Australia. Two athletes making their pro bodybuilding debuts, Greek-born Aussie resident IFBB Pro Michael Kefalianos and Australia's IFBB Pro Ivan Sadek, took the 4th and 5th slots, respectively.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
The Top 3 finishers at the Australian Grand Prix were the IFBB Pro League athletes with the most widely recognizable names (and physiques); thus, any other final result would have been the only shocker. Since the Top 3 had already qualified to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend to face reigning Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson, the Aussie contest promoters extended an Olympia qualification to the 4th place finisher.
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