The Item: IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop: Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro James "Flex" Lewis won 1st place in the 212 Division at the inaugural IFBB Korea Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding Championships in Seoul, Korea. IFBB Pro Jose Raymond took the 2nd place runner-up spot. IFBB Pro Baitollah Abbaspour was the 3rd place finisher, and IFBB Pro Sami Al-Haddad took 4th place. IFBB Pro David Henry finished 5th in the lineup, followed by IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi in 6th place and IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino in 7th place.

The "So What?": As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro Muscle Report," the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System (1st automatic qualification, 2nd - 4 Points, 3rd - 3 Points, 4th - 2 Points, 5th - 1 Point) applies to IFBB Pro League athletes' eligibility to compete at the 2015 Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas to challenge reigning Olympia 212 Showdown Champ IFBB Pro Flex Lewis. This was the first 212 Division contest of the new IFBB OQS season, and the Korean Grand Prix was the first IFBB Pro League-sanctioned bodybuilding contest in Korea.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: Clearly Flex Lewis is experiencing a contest-winning streak. At the 2014 Olympia 212 Showdown in Las Vegas (during the 50th Anniversary Mr. Olympia Championships celebration just a week prior), Lewis had defeated all of the competitors he faced again in Korea. The successful defense of his Olympia Showdown crown made him a 3-time winner of the 212 Division's highest title, and it came on the heels of his March 2014 victory at the Arnold Sports Festival's first-ever 212 Class invitational competition at the IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Columbus, Ohio. So there was little doubt the Welshman would carry his Stateside momentum overseas.  If there were any real surprises, one might have been the placing of former Open Division competitor Hidetada Yamagish, who had placed 4th at the Olympia Showdown above three competitors who all overtook him in Korea: Baito Abbaspour (who finished 5th in Las Vegas) Al-Haddad (7th in Las Vegas) and Henry (9th in Las Vegas).

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