The inaugural Arnold Classic UK to take place at the 2021 Sports Festival in October.
2020 saw it’s fair share of hardships and 2021 is appearing to be no different. With many competitions either being postponed or canceled, including the Arnold Sports Festival Ohio, things are off to a shaky start in 2021. But some recent good news has just been announced. The first ever Arnold Classic UK will take place at the Sports Festival later this year.
Taking place in October of this year, the festival is hosting the IFBB qualifying event. That means athletes who compete at this event will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 Olympia.
Multiple sources broke the news of this event including 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall.
“Proud to announce that the Arnold Classic UK bodybuilding competition is coming to the Arnold Sports Festival UK!” Hall said on his Instagram.
2 Bros Pro events made the official announcement on their Instagram page as well.
The IFBB Professional League , NPC Worldwide and Arnold, are back!
The hiatus is finally over. The prestigious Arnolds Sports Festival UK will now Include an IFBB Professional League Pro Qualifying Event brought to you by the one and only @2brospro_events with @arnoldsportsuk
With all other options terminated, the 2 Bros Team were the Numero Uno choice to bring this prestigious event to the biggest bodybuilding scene in Europe.
This historic partnership is beginning a new chapter. The most iconic figure in bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the IFBB Professional League coming together in the UK. This sports festival has been the dream of athletes globally for decades and we are excited to be holding what is set to be Europe’s biggest bodybuilding event of the year.
With Pro Shows soon to be announced, the ultimate dream can now become a reality. Athletes will have the opportunity to step on stage as an amateur, qualify as a pro and return to the stage that evening with the chance to be crowned ‘The Arnold’s Classic UK Champion’. Moreover, The Arnolds Classic UK Champion, will also qualify for the 2022 Mr Olympia, a title, Arnold himself claimed an incredible 7 times.
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Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming Arnold Classic UK.
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