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July 18, 2022
The 2022 Vancouver Pro just wrapped up on July 17th in Abbotsford, BC. This is one of the biggest bodybuilding shows in Canada and it featured multiple divisions including Men’s Open, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Bikini, Figure, and Fitness. The winner of each division earned a spot at the 2022 Olympia set to take place in December.
Let’s look at the results of the 2022 Vancouver Pro and see which athletes punched their tickets to the biggest stage of them all!
Some familiar names stepped onto the stage over the weekend for their chance to shine but it was the Men’s Open division that garnered the most attention as we saw two of Canada’s best go at it for the title, Iain Valliere and Antoine Vaillant. Below you’ll see how the 2022 Vancouver Pro played out and who was victorious in their respective divisions.
This hotly contested division came down to the final judging as Valliere and Vaillant went head-to-head but it was Valliere who ended up edging out Vaillant for the title. Valliere will now have a chance to prove himself at the 2022 Olympia and improve upon his performance from last year where he finished in seventh place. It was nice to see Vaillant put up a tough fight after going through some health issues related to his heart. At the end of the day it was Valliere’s upper body’s thickness and 3D look that led to his win.
The Classic Physique division saw Chen Kang of China win with his absolutely shredded physique and symmetrical muscle bellies. Kang will now have a chance to go against the best at the 2022 Olympia. In his last appearance at the 2019 Olympia, he finished 5th so it will be interesting to see if he can best that performance.
Charjo Grant won the Men’s Physique in dominant fashion as he appeared with a wide but lean frame that the other athletes couldn’t compete with. Grant now has a chance to improve upon his showing at the 2021 Olympia where he finished 12th.
Susana Aramayo put on quite the show to win the title. This is perhaps the biggest win of career, giving her a chance to compete at the 2022 Olympia. In her last appearance back in 2020 she placed 16th so we know she will want to have a better showing this time around.
Even though Valerie Ratelle hasn’t been competing for a long time, she has definitely turned some heads. After turning pro last year by winning the 2021 NPC Worldwide Amateur Olympia Orlando she went on to place 12th at the 2021 Toronto Pro. This is her biggest win yet and it seems like she has a bright future ahead so we’re excited to see her compete in December.
This division only saw three athletes vie for a chance to win the title but it still came down to a neck-in-neck performance with Abby Bolton winning the tiebreaker with her awesome routine. This is Bolton’s most significant win up until now as her best pro finish came last year at the 2021 Toronto Pro Supershow where she placed second. She has some tough competition ahead of her at the 2022 Olympia but we know she’ll give it her all.
SET FOR SET congratulates all the athletes who competed at the 2022 Vancouver Pro. We are looking forward to seeing some of the winners bring their best to the stage in Las Vegas where they’ll battle it out for a chance at the coveted Olympia title.
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