Friday, May 24, 2024

2023 Japan Professional Bodybuilding Present Preview

This present options one of many last Males’s Open reveals of 2023.

The 2023 Japan Professional is ready to happen on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. It options three IFBB Professional League divisions: Males’s Open, Males’s Physique, and Bikini. The Males’s Open contest is without doubt one of the last reveals of 2023 for the division. All three divisions will award 2024 Olympia {qualifications} to their respective winners if they don’t seem to be certified earlier than the weekend.

2023 Japan Professional Rosters

The rosters for all three reveals are beneath:

Males’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)

Males’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 Tune (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)


  • 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 Younger (Australia)

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Males’s Open Athletes to Watch

Beneath are three athletes within the Males’s Open prone to contend in first callouts for the Olympia qualification:

Theo Leguerrier

Theo Leguerrier ranked thirteenth in Orlando, FL’s 2023 Mr. Olympia contest. He received the 2023 Italian Olympus Professional to qualify for the 2023 Olympia. Japan will likely be his sixth professional contest of 2023. If he wins, he may take an extended offseason to deal with his physique for the 2024 Olympia. If not, he must enter and win a professional present earlier than the cutoff date of Sept. 15, 2024.

Roman Fritz

Roman Fritz completed one spot behind Leguerrier within the Olympia. Japan marks Fritz’s tenth professional present look. He’s coming off a seventh-place end on the 2023 Prague Professional, received by Samson Dauda. The 2023 Large Man Weekend Professional winner is searching for the professional second win of his profession.

Vitor Boff

That is Vitor Boff’s fourth professional contest of 2023 and may be his finest probability to win. His finest end was fourth on the 2023 Legion Sports activities Fest Professional. He seeks his first professional win and Olympia qualification.

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Bikini Division Athletes to Watch

Kaltwasser is at all times a favourite heading into any present, however right here’s her likeliest competitors for the crown:

Ashley Kaltwasser

Three-time Bikini Olympia champion Ashley Kaltwasser has already certified for the 2024 Bikini Olympia because of her third-place end within the 2023 Olympia, her forty second profession win on the 2023 Shawn Ray Hawaiian Traditional, and her lifetime Olympia invite as a earlier Olympia champion. If she wins in Japan, no Olympia qualification will likely be awarded.

Yurika Shigemoto

Yurika Shigemoto ranked third within the Shawn Ray Hawaiian Traditional and received two reveals in 2023. A kind of victories was the 2023 Tokyo Professional, held in the identical metropolis as this contest. Shigemoto was additionally within the 2023 Bikini Olympia contest however completed exterior the highest 15.

Chanyu Xu

Chanyu Xu is coming off a win on the 2023 Korea Professional. She received’t must win to safe an Olympia invite, however this offers her an opportunity to face alongside an elite competitor and one other Olympia-caliber athlete. She will take a look at herself in opposition to established stars, which may function worthwhile expertise for the 2024 Olympia.

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