Olympia 2020: Open Bodybuilding Top 6 Predictions

Who will be the 2020 Mr. Olympia?

The 2020 Olympia is finally upon us. The competitors have been prepping all year for this show and have even been given extra time due to the unfortunate circumstances this year. In fact, many athletes who were supposed to compete at this year’s show were unfortunately knocked off the card. From injury to sickness many competitors will not be on that Olympia stage.

Nevertheless, many of the top flight competitors will be making it to the stage to perform. Here are the predictions for who will place in the top 6 at the 2020 Olympia.

Honorable Mentions

These competitors are in great condition but still have a ways to go before they crack the top of the division.

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Olympia 2020 Open Bodybuilding Top 6

6. Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay

 

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Many fans and critics were perturbed by Big Ramy getting a special invite to the Olympia. Some believed that he still should have won a show or earned points before making it to the Olympia stage. But despite those notions, it’s clear that Big Ramy deserves a spot on stage with the best of the best. What he’ll need to crack the top of the division is some impressive conditioning. While anything can happen, it’s likely that Big Ramy takes sixth place at this show considering his showing at the 2020 Arnold Classic.

5. Dexter Jackson

The final show of the legendary 2008 Mr. Olympia, Dexter Jackson has proven himself to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all-time. With his incredible, full muscle size and his amazing conditioning, Jackson is sure to make this swan song one to remember. His abilities may not be able to overcome the others at the top of the division, but finishing in fifth in his final show would still be highly impressive.

4. William Bonac

The 2019 Olympia runner-up and 2020 Arnold Classic winner, William Bonac has been clawing his way to the top of the division. Consistent hard work, great conditioning and a strong posing routine have taken Bonac far. Despite that fact, it’s possible that Bonac slips a few spots this year. He still has quality attributes, but the top 3 competitors seem to be bringing something different this year that just edged him out.

3. Hadi Choopan

After finally receiving his visa, Hadi Choopan has arrived in Orlando for the Olympia. Coming in third place at the 2019 show, Hadi Choopan showed the kind of promise that put the division on notice. His preparation for the show has revealed the Iranian bodybuilder has gained some impressive muscle and if his conditioning is on point then he’ll definitely be able to crack the top 3 again this year.

2. Brandon Curry

 

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The 2019 Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry has shown some insane improvements before toppling the division last year. Curry has almost no flaws and is still poised to win this show. The top spot at the show could all come down to a few poses and conditioning, which Curry brings every time. But despite all his incredible attributes, Curry may be just edged out by none other than…

1. Phil Heath

 

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The seven-time Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath makes his return at the 2020 show. Losing the title to Shawn Rhoden back in 2018, Heath took a hiatus from competition to fix some of his faults. While Brandon Curry definitely looks impressive, the reason for Phil Heath taking the top spot is that his stage presence is like no other in the field. Despite all that, Heath taking the top spot is conditional on if he was able to fix his biggest flaw, namely his midsection. If Phil Heath is able to control his midsection then it’s likely that he’ll be the 2020 Mr. Olympia.

Who do you think will end up in the top 6 at the 2020 Olympia?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.