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2021 Arnold Sports Festival UK Competitors List

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Originally founded in 1989 by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer, the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio sees an average attendance of 200,000 spectators and hosts up to 22,000 athletes competing in more than 80 sports and events. This year Stephen Olexy and Eddie Hall, the 2017 World’s Strongest Man, have officially entered into business with Arnold Schwarzenegger to bring the Arnold Sports Festival to the UK! Athletes and fans alike have been waiting for this inaugural event to take place. The Arnold Sports Festival UK will be the ultimate experience and spectacle that the UK fitness, health & sports community desires and deserves, the weekend of October 1-3, 2021.

The confirmed 2021 Competitors Lists have been released! For a while there it seemed that Nathan De Asha was not invited to compete. Sources were saying that it may be due to De Asha’s legal troubles that he was dealing with recently, but that had not been confirmed. A very recent post on the Arnold Sports Festival UK Instagram page has cleared any confusion and announced that Nathan De Asha will in fact be competing in the Men’s Open bodybuilding competition on Saturday 2nd October 2021. De Asha is known as one of the UK’s top bodybuilders with 5 IFBB Pro Show wins since he turned pro in 2014. A couple of other notable names on the Men’s Open bodybuilding list are Canadians Joe Seeman and Regan Grimes.

In addition to the athletes competing, you can also expect to see a very impressive number of other stars in attendance at this year’s Arnold Sports Festival UK. So far, names that have confirmed attendance include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Hall, Usain Bolt, Ronnie Coleman, Khabib Nurmagomedov, George St-Pierre, Wim Hof, and Katie Taylor.

It will be interesting to see how this event plays out, as it takes place just one week after the Arnold Sports Festival in the US, and it’s only one week before the 2021 Olympia in Orlando, Florida. With Olympia-qualified athletes hitting peak week, it may be difficult to get more names to compete. It’s also the first time for the show so nobody knows what to expect.

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