2022 Yamamoto Pro Bodybuilding Show Preview – BarBend

The 2022 Yamamoto Nutrition Pro is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Milan, Italy. Four IFBB Pro League contests will be held at this show, and all the winners qualify for the 2022 Olympia Weekend, which will take place Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

The headlining division is the Men’s Open contest. Past winners of this show include Nathan De Asha and Roelly Winklaar. Eleven competitors are preparing to compete at this year’s show as of this writing, and they are listed below in alphabetical order.

2022 Yamamoto Pro Roster — Men’s Open

  • Anton Bippus
  • Jamie Christian-Johal
  • Pasquale d’Angelo
  • Mohamed El Eman
  • Roman Fritz
  • Adnan Gosto
  • Harry Harris
  • Andrea Muzi
  • Fabio Romagnolo
  • Vladyslav Sukhoruchko
  • Mustafa Yildiz

Check out the rosters of the other contested divisions below.

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Favorites to Watch

Below are three Men’s Open athletes with a lot of potential to claim the gold.

Andrea Muzi

Muzi has competed four times in 2022. He’s finished in the top four every time. His best finish was a runner-up effort at the Mr. Big Evolution Pro, which Andrea Presti won. Muzi has excellent quads, a broad back, and continues improving with each contest he competes. If he can do that one more time, he may finally earn his first pro victory and a 2022 Olympia qualification.

Jamie Christian-Johal

“Jamie the Giant” tipped the scales at 300 pounds as recently as Sept. 2, 2022 — nine days before the contest. Standing 6’5”, he is the tallest man in the lineup. The Yamamoto Pro will be the third-year pro’s 2022 debut.

Christian-Johal is working with coach Milos Sarcev. “The Giant” made his last appearance onstage at the 2021 Arnold Classic UK, where he finished in eighth place. His overwhelming size combined with Sarcev’s ability to bring athletes in very lean may be what it takes for him to claim first place.

Mohamed El Eman

El Eman has come close to tasting victory but has yet to do so as a pro. He finished second to Justin Rodriguez at the 2021 Indy Pro. This will also be his first contest of 2022. If he can keep his body from holding water with the new size he hopes to present, he could be in the first callout and among those standing at the end.

Other Divisions and Points

The Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, and Bikini divisions will also host contests in Italy. No Americans are in this contest as of this writing. Winners in each division qualify for the 2022 Olympia. The second through fifth place finishers earn Tier 4 points in the Olympia Qualification System. The top three finishers in that system for each division also qualify for the 2022 Olympia.

Classic Physique

  • Abdullah Alsairafi
  • Simone Bestagno
  • Valeri Enchev
  • Siem Goossens
  • Jabar Al Kuwari
  • Genadi Lyaev
  • Richard Gyula Nagy
  • Giuseppe Zagarella

Men’s Physique

  • Andrea Amato
  • Andrea Antonelli
  • Febo Gambacorta
  • Mauro Fialho Garcia Jr.
  • Lorenzo Giachetti
  • Mo. Afroz Khichi
  • Andrea Miggiano
  • Chao Peng
  • Maksimilian Petrov
  • Edison Ramirez
  • Victor Ramirez
  • Manuel Santalucia
  • Tyler Smith
  • Omar Suleiman
  • Leonardo Vecchiato
  • Emile Walker

Bikini

  • Luna Carparelli
  • Martyna Derlat
  • Katarzyna Janowiec
  • Jessica Kavanagh
  • Lucrezia Marchi
  • Alice Marchisio
  • Ottavia Mazza
  • Eszter Oczella
  • Renata Nowak
  • Anna Setlak
  • Kerry Sexton
  • Rukiye Solak
  • Francesca Stoico
  • Eleonora Sundas
  • Giuditta Taccani
  • Margherita Todeschini
  • Anna Virmajoki

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