On September 10, 2023, Milan, Italy played host to the Flex Weekend Pro show, where Nathan De Asha clinched the top spot in the Men’s Open division. The competition was not just about bragging rights; it was an important avenue for athletes to secure their place in the upcoming 2023 Mr. Olympia scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida. The other standout winners from the event include Ali Bilal in the Men’s Physique and Lisa Reith in the Bikini division.
The event, recognized as one of the most anticipated of the year, showcased stellar performances from participants across the Men’s Open, Men’s Physique, and Bikini divisions. All eyes were particularly on the Men’s Open division, given the high stakes associated with it. Returning titans to the stage, Regan Grimes and Nathan de Asha, alongside Blessing Awodibu, made it an exhilarating contest. Their recent breaks from competition had fans and analysts alike eager to see the improvements they’ve made.
What further intensified the competition this year was a significant change in the Olympia qualification process. The traditional points-based system was shelved, setting the stage for a winner-takes-all scenario. Athletes now need to grab the gold at Pro shows like the Flex Weekend Pro to guarantee a spot in the coveted Mr. Olympia competition. With the qualification deadline set for October 9, the window of opportunity is closing, making every event pivotal.
Adding to the challenge for athletes aiming for a spot at the Olympia stage, only those who have previously secured a position within the top three (or top five for the Men’s Open) or are former Olympia title winners, who hold lifetime eligibility, can breathe a tad easier. For the rest, it’s a fierce battle for the top.
Given the stakes, the judges at the 2023 Flex Weekend Pro indeed had their work cut out for them, determining the best from a pool of the world’s most elite bodybuilding talent.
2023 Flex Weekend Pro Winners
- Men’s Open: Nathan De Asha
- Men’s Physique: Ali Bilal
- Bikini: Lisa Reith
2023 Flex Weekend Pro Results
Men’s Open Bodybuilding
- First — Nathan De Asha
- Second Place — Regan Grimes
- Third Place — Roman Fritz
- Fourth Place — Shouming Yan
- Fifth Place — Blessing Awodibu
- Sixth Place — Theo Leguerrier
- Seventh Place — Tim Budesheim
- Eighth Place — Jan Turek
- Ninth Place — Maik Ciesla
- Tenth Place — Dennis Reinhold
- First — Ali Bilal
- Second Place — Emile Walker
- Third Place — Lenny Massouf
- Fourth Place — Mohammad Ali
- Fifth Place — Adeyami Awoyemi
- Sixth Place — Chao Peng
- Seventh Place — Febo Gambacorta
- Eighth Place — Alessio Sbizzera
- Ninth Place — Andrea Antonelli
- Tenth Place — Luca Biolo
- First — Lisa Reith
- Second Place — Ottavia Mazza
- Third Place — Kristina Brunauer
- Fourth Place — Velerya Fedorenko
- Fifth Place — Noemi Cosentino
- Sixth Place — Jade Kelsie Wolfenden
- Seventh Place — Marisa Woo
- Eighth Place — Giuditta Taccani
- Ninth Place — Sarah Neuheisel
- Tenth Place — Patrizia Vaccaro
2023 Flex Weekend Pro Scorecards
We extends heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Flex Weekend Pro Results!