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2023 Japan Pro Bodybuilding Show

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The 2023 Japan Pro is a pivotal event in the bodybuilding calendar, taking place on November 26, 2023, in Tokyo. This prestigious event features three main IFBB Pro League divisions: Men’s Open, Men’s Physique, and Bikini, each offering a pathway to the 2024 Olympia qualifications.

JAPAN PRO 2023


2023 Japan Pro Bodybuilding Show
Sun. November 26th, 2023
Bellesalle Shibuya Garden
16-17 Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Men’s Open: The Final Showdown of 2023​

Athletes to Watch​

  • Theo Leguerrier (France): Ranking 13th at the 2023 Mr. Olympia, Leguerrier's victory at the Italian Olympus Pro has already sealed his Olympia berth. Japan marks his sixth contest of the year, offering a strategic pivot for his 2024 preparation.
  • Roman Fritz (Germany): Following closely behind Leguerrier in the Olympia, Fritz is eyeing his second pro victory in what will be his 10th pro show appearance.
  • Vitor Boff (Brazil): His fourth pro contest in 2023, Boff is looking to clinch his first pro win and an Olympia qualification.

Full Roster​

The Men’s Open division showcases a diverse range of talent from across the globe, including notable names like Pavel Beran, Alfred Chiriac, and Errol Moore. Below this article you will find the full list of competitors.

Men’s Physique: The Stage for Rising Stars​

The Men’s Physique category is equally competitive, featuring athletes like Mohammad Ali from Austria, Chen Jian from China, and Yukihiro Yuasa from Japan.

Bikini: A Showcase of Elegance and Strength​

Athletes to Watch​

  • Ashley Kaltwasser (USA): A three-time Bikini Olympia champion, Kaltwasser is already set for the 2024 Olympia but remains a formidable competitor.
  • Yurika Shigemoto (USA): With two wins in 2023 and a strong showing at the Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic, Shigemoto is a significant contender.
  • Chanyu Xu (China): Fresh off a victory at the 2023 Korea Pro, Xu's participation is a strategic move to gain experience against top-tier competitors.

Full Roster​

The Bikini division's roster is packed with talent, featuring athletes from Japan, China, Mongolia, Poland, the USA, and more. You will find it at the bottom of this page.

Comprehensive Analysis​

The 2023 Japan Pro is not just a competition; it's a testament to the diverse and global nature of bodybuilding. As the athletes converge in Tokyo, each division presents its unique blend of skill, dedication, and strategy, making the event a highlight for fans and a critical step for competitors aiming for Olympia glory.

Men’s Open
Pavel Beran (Czech Republic)
Vitor Boff (Brazil)
Alfred Chiriac (Romania)
Roman Fritz (Germany)
Seojin Ham (South Korea)
Yuxuan He (China)
Ho Yeon Jang (South Korea)
Sungeun Jeon (South Korea)
Seungmin Kim (South Korea)
Theo Leguerrier (France)
Katsutoshi Matsusaka (Japan)
Errol Moore (USA)
Derrick Olara (China)
Jung Soo Park (Korea)
Soohyun Park (South Korea)
Jorge Abraham Trejo Reyes (USA)
Joji Sekine (Japan)
Kai Tian (China)
Liang Yan (China)
Morad Zahir (Morocco)
Chengrui Zhang (China)
Dawei Zhou (China)


Men’s Physique
Mohammad Ali (Austria)
Ka King Cheung (HKSAR)
Juxian He (China)
Farouq Ishimoto (Japan)
Chen Jian (China)
Mohammed Afroz Khichi (India)
Jun Ho Lee (South Korea)
Seungmu Lee (South Korea)
Yoon Sung Lee (Korea)
Xin Li (China)
Ryohei Okada (Japan)
Masoud Parviz (Australia)
Puwanat Putoya (Thailand)
Joshua Eng Cherng Shin (Malaysia)
Hong Son (Vietnam)
Jian Song (China)
Jumpei Taguchi (Japan)
Natsuki Takaramura (Japan)
Ryo Terashima (Japan)
Yiming Wei (China)
Xin Xi (China)
Han Yang (China)
Chin-Jui Yu (Taiwan)
Yukihiro Yuasa (Japan)


Bikini
Rena Ajima (Japan)
Uchral Byambatseren (Mongolia)
Xinyi Chen (China)
Karyse Coley (Japan)
Zhao Dong (China)
Aleksandra Duba (Poland)
Yue Gao (China)
Shawn Hektor-Lewis (USA)
Ashley Kaltwasser (USA)
Piranya Kantabut (Thailand)
Tae Rin Kim (Korea)
Asaka Kimura (Japan)
Miharu Kurachi (Japan)
Samantha Kwan (HKSAR)
Wing Shan Amanda Lam (HKSAR)
Cecilia Liang (Taiwan)
Pei Fen Lin (R.O.C)
Bunluek Sanguanlikhitkun (Thailand)
Kerry Sexton (United Kingdom)
Yurika Shigemoto (USA)
Elizaveta Shmulker (Japan)
Regina Tan (Singapore)
Wendy Tsai (R.O.C)
Jiaqi Wei (China)
Chanyu Xu (China)
Josephine Yeong (Malaysia)
Liling Wang (China)
Laura Young (Australia)
 
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1. Theo Leguerrier*
2. Alfred Chiriac
3. Liang Yan
4. Roman Fritz
5. Vitor Hugo Boff
6. Errol Moore
7. Zhou Dawei
8. Pavel Beran
9. Zhang Cheng Rui
10. Sugeun Jeon
11. Derrick Olara
12. Tian Kai
13. Seungmin Kim
14. Joji Sekine
15. Jung Soo Park
-. Park Soo Hyun
-. Seojin Ham
-. He Yuxuan
-. Ho Yeon Jang
-. Katsutoshi Matsusaka
-. Jorge Trejo
-. Thierry Afandonougbo
-. Surachai Plangaiem

men's physique

1. Jo Uezato*
2. Yoonsung Lee
3. He Juxian
4. Yukihiro Yuasa
5. Farouq Ishimoto
6. Junpei Taguchi
7. Mohammad Ali
8. Puwanat Putoya
9. Seyednavid Seyedaali Nejad
10. Joshua Eng
11. Shiyuan Pei
12. Ryo Terashima
13. Yu Chinjui
14. Ryohei Okada
15. Li Xin
-. Hong Son
-. Cheung Ka King
-. Jian Chen
-. Afroz Khichi
-. Junho Lee
-. Seungmu Lee
-. Mas Parviz
-. Song Jian
-. Natsuki Takaramura
-. Wei Yi Ming
-. Xi Xin
-. Han Yang

bikini

1. Ashley Kaltwasser*
2. Wei Jiaqi
3. Yurika Shigemoto
4. Wang Li Ling
5. Rena Ajima
6. Xinyi Chen
7. Wing Shan Lam
8. Zhao Dong
9. Elizaveta Shmukler
10. Miharu Kurachi
11. Xu Chanyu
12. Kerry Sexton
13. Yeongshin Kim
-. Karyse Coley
-. Aleksandra Duba
-. Uchral Byambatseren
-. Gao Yue
-. Shawn Hektor-Lewis
-. Piranya Kantabut
-. Kim Taerin
-. Asaka Kimura
-. Samantha Kwan
-. Cecilia Liang
-. Pei Fen Lin
-. Bunluek Sanguanlikhitkun
-. Regina Tan
-. Wendy Tsai
-. Josephine Yeong
-. Laura Young
-. Chu Chieh


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