It's a shame that guys like Levrone, Shawn and Flex haven't won at least one Mr O each..
Shawn and Kevin looked great here.
dorian wouldn't even place top 5 today in the olympia in a fairly judged contest with that physique. whole lotta meh.
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It baffles me when people say yates shouldnt have won this Olympia. minus the bicep, he clearly is the best man onstage. His conditioning isn't "his" best but it certainly is good enough to win the contest. The only pose he losses on is the FDB apart from that he won every other pose and the show.
I strongly agree that levrone should have come second instead of ray.
^^ Look at Dorian's proportions compared to Shaun and Kevin. They had the small waist line and well proportioned muscles. Dorian was just big, including the start of the protruding belly that has become acceptable in modern BBing.
Not taking anything away from Yates (or Coleman for that matter) but the judges rewarded his physique because it was bigger but punished it in other athletes on stage to reward the likes of Levrone and Ray. Bit of a double standard if you ask me.
Dorians only weakness was his biceps, I mean they were good but they wasn't good enough to be in proportion with the rest of him. Thats only a minor weakness if you ask me. He didn't have a weak back or was narrow, levrone and ray both had this problem, which i consider a major.
You could say the same for Coleman. Coleman had monstrous major body parts (chest, back, legs) And only had 1/2 minor problems (calves and maybe triceps). Whereas Jay who was 2nd a number of times and people said he should have won, well he had a major flaw and that was his back.
I'm not being biased one bit! I'm just pointing out that he deserved to win.Quote
Yes not as aesthetic as Levrone or Ray but a lot bigger. I mean, c'mon which one do you choose, someone who's aesthetic but not as big, or someone who is a lot bigger than everyone else but not as aestheic as some?Quote