Over $1.5 Million Won in Prize Money at The 2022 Mr. Olympia

Approximately $1,561,000 in prize money was divided among 11 divisions at the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest, which took place over the course of last weekend.

2022 Mr. Olympia
Credit: Mr. Olympia (via Instagram)

The 2022 Mr. Olympia contest wrapped up this past weekend, Dec. 16-17 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 400 athletes made their way to Vegas for the most prestigious fitness showcase in the world.

There was a lot of anticipation going into the 58th edition of Joe Weider’s annual Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend. All eyes were on the Men’s Open division, which serves as the main attraction of the event. Two-time Mr. Olympia champion Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay was looking to defend the title against a slew of surging talent and proven veterans.

Former Men’s 212 Olympia champion Derek Lunsford chose not to defend his title and accepted a special invite from the IFBB Pro League to compete in the Open division. His entry to the lineup infused even more excitement into one of the most competitive editions of the show.

The ever-consistent Hadi Choopan emerged as the biggest winner, taking home $400,000 after becoming the 2022 Mr. Olympia champion. Lunsford turned heads in his Open debut and trumped past everyone except Hadi to get second place.

Reigning Classic Physique champion Chris Bumstead extended his run at the top with another dominant performance. He earned his fourth Olympia trophy and won a check for $50,000. The prize money for each of the 11 divisions can be found in the list below.

2022 Mr. Olympia Prize Money 

Derek Lunsford made a statement in his first appearance as an Open competitor and finished runner-up. Nick Walker brought on a significantly enhanced package and cracked the top three for the first time. In the end, ‘The Persian Wolf’ Hadi Choopan reigned supreme with his signature conditioning.

  • Winner — Hadi Choopan $400,000
  • Second Place — Derek Lunsford $150,000
  • Third Place — Nick Walker $100,000
  • Fourth Place — Brandon Curry $40,000
  • Fifth Place — Big Ramy $35,000

2022 212 Olympia Prize Money

With Lunsford out the way, it was a guarantee that the title would change hands. Former champion Shaun Clarida stood out as the clear winner and reclaimed the title.

  • Winner — Shaun Clarida ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Angel Calderon Frias ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Kamal Elgargni ($10,000)
  • Fourth Place — Ahmad Ashkanani ($6,000)
  • Fifth Place — Oleh Kryvyi ($4,000)

2022 Classic Physique Olympia Prize Money

Chris Bumstead made history as the first four-time Classic Physique Olympia champion with his win at the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest. He added another successful title defense and kept off budding prospects like Ramon Dino and German sensation Urs Kalecinski.

  • Winner — Chris Bumstead ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Ramon Rocha Querioz ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Urs Kalecinski ($10,000)
  • Fourth Place — Breon Ansley ($6,000)
  • Fifth Place — Mike Sommerfeld ($4,000)

2022 Men’s Physique Olympia Prize Money 

Three-time Men’s Physique champion Brandon Hendrickson entered the contest as the favorite to defend his title. Hendrickson appeared to be set for another win until Erin Banks stepped on the stage with a vengeance and dethroned Hendrickson to become champion.

  • Winner — Erin Banks ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Brandon Hendrickson ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Diogo Montenegro ($10,000)
  • Fourth Place — Charjo Grant ($6,000)
  • Fifth Place — Edvan Palmeira ($4,000)

2022 Ms. Olympia Money

Defending champion Andrea Shaw faced stiff competition from last year’s top contenders Helle Trevino and Margie Martin. Angela Yeo received attention for her stunning package and narrowly missed out on the top prize as Shaw successfully defended the title.

  • Winner — Andrea Shaw ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Angela Yeo ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Helle Trevino ($12,000)
  • Fourth Place — Margie Martin ($7,000)
  • Fifth Place – Branka Njegovic ($6,000)

2022 Figure Olympia Prize Money

Reigning champion Cydney Gillon dominated the competition once again to cement her status as the greatest Figure Olympia athlete of all time. She displayed excellent upper-body muscle development and earned her sixth Olympia title.

  • Winner — Cydney Gillon ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Jessica Reyes Padilla ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Lola Montez ($12,000)
  • Fourth Place – Jossie Alarcon Becerra ($7,000)
  • Fifth Place — Natalia Soltero ($6,000)

2022 Fitness Olympia Prize Money

2021 Fitness Olympia victor Whitney Jones was unable to make it for the show due to health concerns. This left the room open for former champion Missy Truscott to reclaim the title and win her second trophy. Although the competition was fierce, Truscott’s memorable shark routine stole the show.

  • Winner — Missy Truscott ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Jaclyn Baker ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Ariel Khadr ($12,000)
  • Fourth Place — Sara Kovach ($7,000)
  • Fifth Place – Michelle Fredua-Mensah ($6,000)

2022 Women’s Physique Olympia Prize Money

Sarah Villegas went into the show looking to defend the title. She brought an excellent package on stage and it was evident the competition was down to last year’s runner-up Natalia Abraham Coelho and her. Coelho managed to edge out Villegas and finally secured her first trophy.

  • Winner — Natalia Abraham Coelho ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Sarah Villegas ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Brooke Walker ($12,000)
  • Fourth Place — Barbara Menage ($7,000)
  • Fifth Place – Ivie Rhein ($6,000)

2022 Bikini Olympia Prize Money 

The Bikini division has proven to be one of the most hotly contested of any in Olympia’s history. This year was no different as former champion Jennifer Dorie went up against a lineup of established icons, including the legendary Ashley Kaltwasser, and Lauralie Chapados. In the end, Maureen Blanquisco emerged as the new winner of the Bikini division while Dorie came in second.

  • Winner — Maureen Blanquisco ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Jennifer Dorie ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Ashley Kaltwasser ($12,000)
  • Fourth Place — Daraja Hill ($7,000)
  • Fifth Place — Lauralie Chapados ($6,000)

2022 Wellness Olympia Prize Money 

The Wellness division celebrated its second anniversary at the Super Bowl of bodybuilding this year. Defending champion Francielle Mattos was determined to retain the title and managed to do so against a slew of talented competitors, including Isabelle Nunes and Angela Borges.

  • Winner — Francielle Mattos ($50,000)
  • Second Place — Isabelle Nunes ($20,000)
  • Third Place — Angela Borges ($12,000)
  • Fourth Place — Kassandra Gillis ($7,000)
  • Fifth Place — Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana ($6,000)

The prize money for the 2022 Olympia, with the exception of the Wheelchair division, amounted to approximately $1,561,000.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest, who received approximately $1,561,000 in prize money. We also want to recognize and celebrate every competitor for their dedication and hard work, which contributed to a memorable experience for all bodybuilding fans.

Published on December 21, 2022 at 6:29 pm
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