GUSTAVO BADELL | Bodybuilding Motivation | VIDEO
Debut season as IFBB Pro: 1998 German Grand Prix, the ninth place
The best placement of the Mr. Olympia: 2004-05, 3rd place
During the first 6 years of professional career, he competed 17 times. 9 times ended with no result or was below the 15 cities, only three times in the top 10. He was very massive and solid proportions, but he is constantly out in bad shape. Once he was in shape, and in 2002, took the 3rd place. That gave him entry into the Mr. Olympia that year, where he finished 24th out of 25 competitors. Painfully?
The following year he went only in one competition, where he also lost his placement. There would most of them threw the towel and give up, but he was finally in good shape and in the spring of 2004 finished seventh at the Arnold Classic. After that is done the biggest (positive) shock in his career, when in 2004 entered the top 3 at the Mr. Olympia, but also repeated a year later. Three times he finished in the top 10 in the competition, and in those years he won three titles in other competitions.
His incredible leap of 21 places compared to two consecutive Mr. O competition (24th place at once, 3rd place to the next) record that will probably never be broken.
Mr Olympia 2005
contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and the feature event of Joe Weider’s 2005 Olympia Weekend
held October 15–16, 2005 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The total prize amount given during the exhibition was $711,000, an increase of 31% from 2004.
- Ronnie Coleman wins his eighth consecutive Mr. Olympia title, tying with Lee Haney for most wins
- Gustavo Badell won $50,000 in the Challenge Round.
- Jay Cutler won $10,000 in the Vyo Tech’s Best Wheels.
Mr Olympia 2005 | Results
The 2004 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and the feature event of Joe Weider’s 2004 Olympia Weekend held October 30-31, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This Mr. Olympia contest introduced a new Challenge Round to determine the final standings. The top six competitors scores were discared after round three, and only the final challenge round standing were used to decide the winner.
The total prize money for the men’s Mr. Olympia was $400,000.
- Ronnie Coleman won his seventh consecutive Mr. Olympia title
- Jay Cutler, for a third time, placed runner-up
Although he placed third in traditional scoring, Dexter Jackson lost to Gustavo Badell in the final challenge round, for a prize difference of $10,000
Mr Olympia 2004 results