The Arnold Classic 2021 took place in Columbus, Ohio without its defending champion William Bonac due to travel restrictions while in Abu Dhabi. He may have missed this competition that Nick Walker won, but he won't miss out on attending the Mr. Olympia. The two-time Arnold Classic winner and 2019 Olympic runner-up has arrived in Orlando, Florida and is expected to compete in the 57th edition of the largest bodybuilding competition.
Bonac's trainer, Abdullah Alotaibi, confirmed his client was in the United States by posting a video on his Instagram story about Bonac training at a local Florida gym. Several fans have also shared pictures and comments they saw "The Conqueror" in the Sunshine State.
William Bonac himself had not disclosed anything about his presence in Orlando, but he did share a post predicting victory at the Olympics.
“Apparently everyone is talking about the weather. Since forecasts are often misleading, I'd rather switch the subject back to history, ”wrote Bonac. Then he talked about William I, the first rman monarch in England. Then he made his bold proclamation at the end of his caption. “For those of you who don't know, history is meant to repeat it. 👑 # 17👑 7 days from @mrolympialc 2021. ”
Bonac is given the opportunity to compete against the new Arnold Classic winner as well as the reigning Mr. Olympia, Mamdouh "Big Ramy" Elssbiay, Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry from 2019 and the rest of the top-class men who are judges and fans at Orange County Convention Center on October 8th and 9th. If he were the last man and Bob Cicherillo said, "And new …", Bonac would actually be the 17th winner of the World Bodybuilding Championship. He would be the first European defending champion since Dorian Yates became champions from 1992 to 1997.
William Bonac's Olympic story
The 40-year-old bodybuilder from the Netherlands made his Olympic debut in 2014, where he finished 15th. He followed in 2015 with an eighth place. His first Top 5 appearance came in 2016, and he hasn't left that group since. In 2017 he finished third, 2018 fourth and 2019 runner-up in Curry.
Although he won his second Arnold Classic in 2020, he was relegated to fifth place at the Olympics behind winners Elssbiay, Curry, seven-time champions Phil Heath and Hadi Choopan. In 2021, he decided to work with his new coach in hopes of winning both the Arnold and Olympia shows. Time will tell whether he can win the latter competition this weekend. Further information on Mr. Olympia can be found at www.mrolympia.com.
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