Olympia 2021 Men's Finals

Main | Men's Preview | Women's Preview | Men's Prejudging | Women's Prejudging | Men's Finals | Women's Finals Men's 212 Finals The buzz after Friday morning’s prejudging had Derek Lunsford moving past last year’s champion, Shawn Clarida, to capture the first-place trophy—not to mention the $50,000 prize money that comes with it. The division at first was all about Clarida, Lunsford, and the ageless Kamal Elgarngi—but the callouts at the Friday night Finals took the 48-year-old Elgarngi out of the picture in the fight for first. He still looked great but, had to battle a Clarida who was just as sublime as last year when he won the crown, not to mention an all-time best Lunsford. Still, not too shabby for a guy 20 years older than Lunsford, and a decade older than Clarida. A Clarida/Lunsford battle was anticipated by many in the media, and they got their wish. It would be the much smaller—but more detailed—Clarida and the larger, wider Lunsford who faced off in the final showdown. Sporting the best quads and hamstrings in the division, Lunsford’s notorious vacuum shot cleaned up the competition. Clarida sported his tiny waist, familiar shredded thighs, detailed chest, and peaked biceps. It was an apples and oranges comparison, not unlike Brandon Curry against Big Ramy in the main event. At 5-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Clarida had to give away at least four inches and 25 pounds to his main advisory. And when Lunsford showed up tighter than in past defeats, it resulted in a close, but unanimous victory for the former USA champion. Elgargni finished in third, as expected, with Angel Frias landing in fourth and Nathan Epler rounding out the top five. Men's 212 Top Five Derek Lunsford Shaun Clarida Kamal Elgargni Angel Frias Nathan Epler Wheelchair No surprise here. The unbeaten Harold “King Kong” Kelley (USA) made it four Wheelchair Olympia wins in a row. Adding to the joy of victory, two former IFBB record holders, Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney (eight consecutive Mr. O titles), were on hand to present Kelley with his Gold medal. The always engaging Coleman even took on Kelley’s front double biceps challenge with a hearty laugh. Contest organizer Nick Scott read off the bios of the eight competitors and listed the type of injury each one suffered before they took to the stage to do their routine. Gabriele Andriulli of Italy placed second to Kelley, with Algeria’s Antoni Khadraoul finishing in third. Adelfo Cerame Jr. (USA) and Tyler Brey landed in fourth and fifth, respectively. Men's Wheelchair Top Five Harold Kelley Gabriele Andriulli Antoni Khadraoul Adelfo Cerame Jr. Tyler Brey A special appearance was made by the IFBB’s first ever pro female wheelchair competitor, Jen Pasky Jaquin. Be sure to check back! We'll be updating the men's finals results as events unfold throughout the Olympia weekend.

Olympia 2021 Men's Finals

Men's 212 Finals

The buzz after Friday morning’s prejudging had Derek Lunsford moving past last year’s champion, Shawn Clarida, to capture the first-place trophy—not to mention the $50,000 prize money that comes with it.

The division at first was all about Clarida, Lunsford, and the ageless Kamal Elgarngi—but the callouts at the Friday night Finals took the 48-year-old Elgarngi out of the picture in the fight for first. He still looked great but, had to battle a Clarida who was just as sublime as last year when he won the crown, not to mention an all-time best Lunsford. Still, not too shabby for a guy 20 years older than Lunsford, and a decade older than Clarida.

A Clarida/Lunsford battle was anticipated by many in the media, and they got their wish. It would be the much smaller—but more detailed—Clarida and the larger, wider Lunsford who faced off in the final showdown. Sporting the best quads and hamstrings in the division, Lunsford’s notorious vacuum shot cleaned up the competition. Clarida sported his tiny waist, familiar shredded thighs, detailed chest, and peaked biceps.

It was an apples and oranges comparison, not unlike Brandon Curry against Big Ramy in the main event. At 5-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Clarida had to give away at least four inches and 25 pounds to his main advisory. And when Lunsford showed up tighter than in past defeats, it resulted in a close, but unanimous victory for the former USA champion.

Elgargni finished in third, as expected, with Angel Frias landing in fourth and Nathan Epler rounding out the top five.

Men's 212 Top Five

  1. Derek Lunsford
  2. Shaun Clarida
  3. Kamal Elgargni
  4. Angel Frias
  5. Nathan Epler

Wheelchair

No surprise here. The unbeaten Harold “King Kong” Kelley (USA) made it four Wheelchair Olympia wins in a row. Adding to the joy of victory, two former IFBB record holders, Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney (eight consecutive Mr. O titles), were on hand to present Kelley with his Gold medal. The always engaging Coleman even took on Kelley’s front double biceps challenge with a hearty laugh.

Contest organizer Nick Scott read off the bios of the eight competitors and listed the type of injury each one suffered before they took to the stage to do their routine.

Gabriele Andriulli of Italy placed second to Kelley, with Algeria’s Antoni Khadraoul finishing in third.

Adelfo Cerame Jr. (USA) and Tyler Brey landed in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Men's Wheelchair Top Five

  1. Harold Kelley
  2. Gabriele Andriulli
  3. Antoni Khadraoul
  4. Adelfo Cerame Jr.
  5. Tyler Brey

A special appearance was made by the IFBB’s first ever pro female wheelchair competitor, Jen Pasky Jaquin.

Be sure to check back! We'll be updating the men's finals results as events unfold throughout the Olympia weekend.