Blanquisco stands on prime of the Bikini Olympia podium for the primary time.
Maureen Blanquisco is the 2022 Bikini Olympia champion. The athlete headed into the final callout of the Finals of the division, going through off with acquainted faces in former champions Jennifer Dorie (2021) and Ashley Kaltwasser (2013-2015), in addition to Jourdanne Lee. By the tip of the night, Blanquisco prevailed and had her first Bikini Olympia title firmly inside her grasp.
Listed below are the respective prime 5 finishers on the 2022 Bikini Olympia and their respective financial prizes:
2022 Bikini Olympia Outcomes
- Maureen Blanquisco — $50,000 | 2022 Bikini Olympia Champion
- Jennifer Dorie — $20,000
- Ashley Kaltwasser — $12,000
- Daraja Hill — $7,000
- Lauralie Chapados — $6,000
The Bikini Olympia Finals was truly the beginning of the evening’s closing rounds, however the winner didn’t obtain their title till Chris Bumstead received his fourth straight Traditional Physique Olympia. The schedule didn’t appear to trouble Blanquisco in her steadfast drive for the Bikini Olympia title.
With comparisons out of the best way, it was presumed that Blanquisco and Dorie have been in the most effective spots on the sphere to win the championship within the eyes of the judges. In a serious upset for the division, Blanquisco efficiently knocked off the previous defending champion to win the 2022 Bikini Olympia crown.
“I knew it was a matter of time, I simply didn’t suppose it will be this time,” a shocked Blanquisco mentioned in her post-victory interview. “I’m so grateful.”
Blanquisco’s ascendance isn’t essentially wholly surprising when put in context. The athlete had steadily improved her outcomes on the Bikini Olympia, going from ninth place in 2019 and fourth place in 2021 to a championship throughout the 2022 iteration. When it comes to different latest aggressive outcomes, she received the 2022 Boston Professional and got here in second on the 2022 Arnold Traditional.
As she begins her personal reign as champion, successful the Bikini Olympia for the primary time in her profession is likely to be the cherry on prime for Blanquisco.
Right here is the remaining schedule for the 2022 Olympia weekend (although not essentially so as), and right here’s the right way to sustain with the motion. (Notice: All listed instances are in Pacific Normal time.)
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
7:00 p.m. — Finals
- Mr. Olympia
- Males’s Physique Olympia
- Traditional Physique Olympia
Blanquisco’s Bikini Olympia places herself in unique firm with the champions she toppled. She is going to enter 2023 trying to develop into the following repeat Bikini Olympia victor as she tries to construct on this stellar success from bodybuilding’s greatest stage.
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