Why Hadzovic withdrew from the tentpole contest stays unknown.
On Dec. 6, 2022, bodybuilder Sadik Hadzovic took to his Instagram web page to disclose he is not going to compete within the upcoming 2022 Mr. Olympia. The competition takes place on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV, making Hadzovic’s considerably last-minute withdrawal a shock.
Hadzovic certified for the Males’s Physique Olympia however didn’t reveal particular particulars about why he wouldn’t take part.
“I do know a lot of you have been excited to see me again at this yr’s Olympia,” Hadzovic wrote. “Sadly, I cannot be competing.”
Hadzovic’s aggressive bodybuilding resume spans over a decade lengthy. Based on NPC Information On-line, he completed second place within the Males’s Physique division on the 2012 Better Gulf States Professional — a notable end result given it was Hadzovic’s Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) Professional League debut.
From there on, Hadzovic wasted no time making a reputation for himself. Persevering with as a Males’s Physique competitor, he gained his first IFBB Professional League contest on the 2012 Valenti Gold Cup. Roughly a yr later, he notched a win on the 2013 New York Professional, incomes qualification for his first-ever Olympia. He completed fourth within the Males’s Physique division in his Olympia debut.
The yr 2014 noticed Hadzovic qualify for the Olympia through his win on the 2014 Tampa Professional. He improved upon his Olympia debut with a second-place end result — a mark he captured once more on the 2015 Olympia.
In 2016, Hadzovic formally transitioned to the brand new Traditional Physique division and noticed quick outcomes: third place on the 2016 Olympia, behind Arash Rahbar (second), and the inaugural Traditional Physique Olympia champion Danny Hester.
After ending in seventh place on the Traditional Physique Olympia in 2017, Hadzovic slowed his aggressive pursuits. He took a two-year hiatus earlier than returning with a sixth place on the 2019 Arnold Sports activities Pageant.
Hadzovic moved again to the Males’s Physique division in 2022, successful the 2022 Pittsburgh Professional to earn entry to the 2022 Olympia. Hadzovic was set to problem three-time Males’s Physique Olympia champion (2018, 2020-2021) Brandon Hendrickson.
As his Instagram web page suggests, with seemingly numerous coaching movies and diet tidbits, Hadzovic tried to maximise his 2022 Olympia alternative. Alas, assuming Hadzovic will give it one other go in 2023, he’s placing his Olympia goals on a brief maintain.
Featured picture: @sadikhadzovic on Instagram