The 2023 Musclecontest Bahia Pro show featured an all-Brazilian Men’s Physique lineup on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Vinicius Mateus Veiro Lima emerged victorious to qualify for the 2023 Men’s Physique Olympia in Orlando, FL, on the weekend of Nov. 2-5, 2023.
Emmanuel Costa finished in second place. Felipe Franco secured the bronze. The top 15 finishers are listed below:
2023 Musclecontest Bahia Pro Results — Men’s Physique
Vinicius Mateus Veiro Lima (Brazil)
Emmanuel Costa (Brazil)
Felipe Franco (Brazil)
Guilherme Gualberto (Brazil)
Mailson Araujo Santos (Brazil)
Maiki Massario Ono (Brazil)
Gil Batista (Brazil)
Everton W.B. Ribeiro (Brazil)
Lucas Viudes (Brazil)
Itemberg Nunes (Brazil)
Fabio Campos (Brazil)
Jussie Dantas da Silva (Brazil)
Tadeu Veras Albuquerque (Brazil)
Jefferson Lima (Brazil)
Kennedy Maciel Santos Muniz (Brazil)
Winner — Vanicius Mateus Veiro Lima
Prejudging was the only round in this contest, and Lima won with a perfect score. This is his first professional win and first Men’s Physique Olympia qualification. He is the 18th athlete to punch his ticket to Orlando in the Men’s Physique division, where he will contest defending champion Erin Banks for the title.
Second Place — Emmanuel Costa
Costa already qualified for the 2023 Olympia before this contest, thanks to his win at the 2023 Sur Cup Chile Pro. This is Costa’s first professional loss in four contests, as he won both of his previous shows in 2022.
Third Place — Felipe Franco
Franco has competed in the Men’s Physique and Classic Physique divisions in his career. In Men’s Physique, he won the 2021 Mr. Big Evolution Pro, which was his only pro win overall since turning pro in 2020. Franco can compete again in either division, but he needs to win a pro show in either to qualify for the 2023 Olympia.
The next two Men’s Physique contests on the 2023 IFBB calendar are the 2023 DC Pro in Washington, DC, and the 2023 Mile High Pro in Denver, CO, on Saturday, June 10.
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