One of the final major contests before next month’s Olympia was a doozy.

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The 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro took place on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania. Nine separate competitive divisions crowned winners in the Romanian competition.

One of the headline victors would be Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani standing on top of the Men’s Open category, who, by capturing his first career win, also earned his first-ever berth in the 2022 Olympia that will occur on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. Per the standards of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB), the 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro was a Tier 3 competition. That means athletes near the top who didn’t win earned qualification points ranging from six (second place) to three (fifth place).

Here’s an overview of the results from the Men’s Open division:

2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Results | Men’s Open

  1. Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani
  2. Brett Wilkin
  3. Enrico Hoffman
  4. Jan Turek
  5. Artem Pakhniuk
  6. Pablo Llopis Munoz
  7. Liang Yan
  8. Roman Fritz
  9. Milan Sadek
  10. Diogo Nunes

Abar Ghani’s victory is an improvement upon a third-place result in the 2021 iteration of the Romania Muscle Fest Pro. The athlete’s success came in conjunction with training with his coach Miloš Šarčev — who notably coaches other bodybuilders like Joe Mackey and Samson Dauda.

Here are the respective results for the other Men’s competitive divisions at the 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro.

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  1. Radoslav Angelov
  2. Vladamir Iacovlev
  3. Tomas Tabaciar
  4. Daniel Sticco
  5. Amer Majid
  6. Zoran Kolevski
  7. Oscar Young
  8. Jamal Changezi
  9. Daniel Vasilica
  10. Muneer Al Jassas

Classic Physique

  1. Adam Bomert
  2. Abdullah Alrabiah
  3. Ruben Lopez Reyes
  4. Valeri Enchev
  5. Siem Goossens
  6. Morteza Shahhosseini
  7. Adrian Cyronek
  8. Mateusz Nasalski
  9. Chris Pistolas
  10. Tautvydas Tumbrotas

Men’s Physique

  1. Sidy Pouye
  2. Burak King
  3. Febo Gambacorta
  4. Rafal Zabawa
  5. Mohammad Ali
  6. Andrea Mosti
  7. Abdullah Alsharafi
  8. Oskar Tchorzewski
  9. Daniel Leone
  10. Andrea Antonelli

Here’s a rundown of the Women’s divisions at the 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro.

Women’s Bodybuilding

  1. Alcione Santos
  2. Elisama Manoel Benta Zorzetto
  3. Irene Anderson
  4. Stephanie Flesher
  5. Mariana Guayara
  6. Virginia Sanchez Macias
  7. Anastasia Korableva
  8. Vanesa Lloria
  9. Yesenia Garcia Speck
  10. Jozeffa Al Ajahji

Women’s Physique

  1. Raluca Raducu
  2. Manai Ben Jabeur
  3. Caroline Alves Dos Santos
  4. Jeanette Johansson
  5. Sophie Leo
  6. Amy Chester
  7. Uta Kohler-Spitzbart
  8. Modesta Halby
  9. Laura Pyszora
  10. Magdalena Zofia Vaiou


  1. Rejoice Godwin
  2. Adela Ondrejovicova
  3. Helen Zavitsanou
  4. Zulfiya Bitiyeva
  5. Hannah Prause
  6. Scarlett Hollands
  7. Jennifer Reece
  8. Gabriela Linhartova
  9. Asrun Osp Vilmundardottir
  10. Stefana Sandu


  1. Valerya Fedorenko
  2. Eszter Oczella
  3. Elizaveta Dementeva
  4. Zsofia Reka Molnar
  5. Dorottya Zoe Toth
  6. Stine Hansen
  7. Tatiana Lanovenko
  8. Gessica Brun
  9. Claudia Clemente
  10. Giuditta Taccani


  1. Leonida Ciobu
  2. Carina Marques
  3. Lexy Oliver
  4. Dainora Dvarionaite
  5. Natasha Novak
  6. Aysegul Besli
  7. Danai Tehodoropoulou
  8. Klaudia Vanessza Csuri
  9. Diana Carlomagno
  10. Bianca Saller

Any athletes still on the outside looking in to the 2022 Olympia have until Nov. 20, 2022, when the IFBB will close qualification on a points basis. After that date, they will have to win a contest outright to stand on the stage in Las Vegas. With approximately one month before bodybuilding’s flagship competition, all the final pieces are being put into place.

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