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Roelly Winklaar Not Competing At 2020 Arnold Classic
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After he took home a third-place finish at the 2018 Mr. Olympia, along with being crowned “The People’s Champion,” it was disappointing for fans to see Roelly Winklaar take home fifth at the 2019 Olympia. Nevertheless, his fans were unwavering in their support for the mass monster, which was evidenced by the level of excitement that roared through the industry when it was announced that Winklaar would be competing at the 2020 Arnold Classic.
Roelly’s fans were disappointed once again when media outlets started to report that he will not be competing at the 2020 Arnold Classic after all. This update has now been confirmed by Winklaar, as well as by the Arnold Competition Committee, and his name has been removed from the official competitor invitation list.
Even though this news is a big letdown for Roelly’s fans, this could very well be a great decision. Seeing as he placed fifth at the 2019 Mr. Olympia, this does give him an automatic qualification straight to the 2020 Mr. Olympia competition. Many of the top competitors have found it to be incredibly beneficial to only prep for this ultimate showdown, rather than going through multiple contest preps throughout the year.
As much as we do hope to see Roelly compete at another show before the Olympia in September, we’re hopeful that this is the year he nails the size and conditioning when he does step on the big stage in Vegas. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what Winklaar has in store.