The 2023 Musclecontest International Sao Paulo Pro 212 bodybuilding show was held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Only two bodybuilders were on the original competitor list, but six athletes eventually took the stage.
With a 2023 Olympia 212 contest qualification on the line, the smaller roster heightened the stakes. Filipe Moraes emerged victorious and will head to Orlando, FL, on Nov. 2-5 to contend against reigning 212 Olympia champion Shaun Clarida. Below are the results:
Musclecontest International Sao Paulo Pro Results — 212 Bodybuilding
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Winner — Felipe Morales
Morales was one of the late entrants to this contest, and it turned out to be a smart move. Morales won both rounds of judging with perfect scores. The head judge for this contest was Tamer El Guindy.
This was Morales’ first pro victory and marks his first Olympia qualification. He will stand alongside defending Olympia champion Shaun Clarida, former winner Kamal Elgargni, and the rest of the field in Orlando. He confirmed on his Instagram page that the 2023 Olympia will be his next pro show.
Second Place — Drey Pereira
According to NPC News Online, this was Pereira’s second pro show. His debut was the 2022 Musclecontest FitPira Pro, where he finished sixth overall.
While Pereira made improvements between those two contests, Morales was not to be denied. Pereira will have to compete again to qualify for the Olympia, as only pro winners will compete in Orlando.
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Third Place — Elivelton Morais
Morais started his pro career in the Classic Physique division in 2022. He finished eighth at the 2022 Musclecontest Ironberg ABC Pro.
Morais switched to the 212 division in 2023. This was his 212 debut, and the judges scored the Brazilian in third place unanimously — a positive outcome that suggests Morais will remain a contender for a pro show win in the near future.
This was one of two contests held for the 212 division over the weekend. The other was the 2023 New York Pro, held on May 20, 2023. The winner of that show’s 212 division contest was Kerrith Bajjo.
The next 212 division contest on the 2023 IFBB schedule is the Toronto Pro Supershow on June 4, 2023, in Toronto, ON, Canada. The full schedule for all divisions is available on the IFBB Pro League website.
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