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ANDREW OYE'S WSM+IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: MR. OLYMPIA PHIL HEATH TALKS BUSINESS ON BLOOMBERG TV, MARKUS BECHT, RONNIE COLEMAN, BRANCH WARREN, STRONGMAN DEREK POUNDSTONE, BEN WEIDER DIAMOND CUP NEW PRO CARD
The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, WSM Pro Athletes Roundup, New IFBB Pro League Cards

The Scoop: Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes globetrotting pro sports news -- from Germany to Hungary to China to the USA.

The "So What?": Over the weekend, IFBB Pro Markus Becht hosted the 1st Annual International Hessischer Newcomer Cup & Amateur Grand Prix Bodybuilding Championships in Butzbach, Germany (won by Tim Budesheim). IFBB Pro Matthias Botthof emceed the new event, which Becht hopes to add to the DBFV contest schedule permanently. At the Europa Games Get Fit & Sports Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, WSM World's Strongest Man competitor Derek Poundstone emceed the America's Strongest Man contest, and a Legends Seminar featured 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Ronnie Coleman and IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari, winner of the inaugural IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships in 1989.

Two-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Branch Warren made a photo-op and autograph-signing appearance at a sports-nutrition shop in New Rochelle, New York. The next day, Warren guest-posed at the NPC Gold's Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Medford, New Jersey, where IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino was in the house to watch the show. IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan and IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski made appearances at the SuperBody Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where they joined IFBB Pro Daniel Toth and 2007 WABBA Overall World Champion Bodybuilder/Powerlifter Bela Kathi.

The 2nd Annual IFBB Ben Weider Diamond Cup Championships (held in Athens, Greece, last year) was organized by the CBBA (China Bodybuilding Association) and held in Lianyungang, China. Kim Jun Ho won the Overall title at the pro qualifier, becoming the second native Korean to earn an IFBB Pro card. (Native Korean Kyung Won Kang qualified for professional status after winning the Arnold Sports Festival's 2014 Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding Championships. These two bodybuilders now join Korean-American IFBB Pro Jason Huh as professional athletes competing in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness and its IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series.)



Andrew Oye's Verdict: Still riding the wave of elation from winning his fourth Sandow at the 50th Anniversary Mr. Olympia Championships last month, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath hosted the NPC Phil Heath Wyoming Classic Bodybuilding Championships. The former Division I collegiate basketball player also made a recent appearance in a television interview with the "Street Smart" program on Bloomberg TV. In a segment titled "The Draw of Extreme Sports & Competitions," Heath discussed business and fitness, saying, "Every time I've gone to the gym, I've always walked out with a greater sense of well-being."  He concluded by announcing that he would definitely be going for a fifth consecutive victory at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (a.k.a. the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding") in 2015.

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