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James "Flex" Lewis
2013 212 Olympia Champion

FLEX TRIUMPHS AGAIN!

Welshman James "Flex" Lewis fought off a deep field of challengers on his way
to his second Olympia title.

2013 Olympia Weekend: Flex Lewis Repeats

The 212 men gave everything they had to the judges, but Flex Lewis fought his way to the top of the heap. Here are your results in the 212 Olympia Showdown!

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, defending 212 Olympia champion James "Flex" Lewis showed once again that while the 212's may be smaller than Mr. O, they're no less ripped or talented. And he also showed himself to be the sort of gracious, fan-focused ambassador that other professional sports only wish they had.

1st Place, Flex Lewis

It was no easy battle, though. Flex might have been a little smaller than he was last year, but his balance and conditioning were second-to-none, which was especially impressive given that he admitted afterward to having battled a debilitating back injury just three weeks out. David Henry also came in looking full and round, but he didn't quite have the cuts that Flex did, especially from the back. Although Flex may have made weight by the skin of his teeth, everything about him screamed "winner!"

Flex named himself a "humble champion" upon winning, and it's hard to argue. He proved his admiration for his competition by telling an adoring crowd that this year's was the "best 212 lineup we've ever had." With no less than three former Olympia winners in the mix, it's hard to argue with him.

2nd Place, David Henry

The Top Six

  1. Flex Lewis
  2. David Henry
  3. Kevin English
  4. Jose Raymond
  5. Eduardo Correa
  6. Sami Al Haddad
3rd Kevin English, 4th Jose Raymond, 5th Eduardo Correa

212 Excellence

Third place went to Kevin English and fourth to Jose Raymond. There were more than a few in the crowd who thought Raymond should have been higher, given his tip-top conditioning. However, I'm not convinced he currently has the symmetry to stand up next to Flex and Henry. Eduardo Correa earned the fifth spot, while Sami Al Haddad landed in sixth.

As this division gets more widely recognized and reputable, we can only expect the drama to heighten and the competition to get even better. It's an exciting road that awaits the upcoming generation of Olympia champs!



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Joecantwell1

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Joecantwell1

Well done Flex!

Sep 29, 2013 2:05am | report
 
fletch3r

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fletch3r

how can you possibly say 'jose doesn't have the symmetry to match English'? Kevin's physique is injury ridden and it most definitely shows, he shouldn't even be on that stage.

Sep 29, 2013 3:24am | report
 
BenjaminVP

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BenjaminVP

Agreed... Raymond should have taken 2nd.

Sep 29, 2013 11:24pm | report
chiefgreybeard

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chiefgreybeard

That's when happens when you compete in a totally subjective sport. Not like boxing. Want to win, knock him out!

Oct 16, 2013 1:42pm | report
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aaqibbhat

Wanted him and Mr. Heath 2 win... Made my day both of you...

Good luck 4 the future...

Sep 29, 2013 4:53am | report
 
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Arcaneforest

Correa was definitely better than 5th. English shouldn't have been in top 5 at all. I don't know what it is with him, but the judges always place his terrible, unbalanced, non-symmetrical physique high. Flex killed it.

Sep 29, 2013 12:03pm | report
 
joeharman

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joeharman

I feel Eduardo should have been a little higher here, his definition looked solid last night and he just looks amazing.

Sep 29, 2013 12:20pm | report
 
fishnbrah

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fishnbrah

eduardo and jose are both killing KE. i dont what happened with this years Olympia. theres always questionable calls but this was year was out of control.

Sep 29, 2013 3:12pm | report
 
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gphillips10

Flex for BBC sports personality of the Year!

Sep 30, 2013 3:57am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 167.55 lbs
  • bf: 11.0%
taurusken

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taurusken

Yeh it would be nice to see someone other than Beckham or some other 'celebrity' sports person. Theres not enough coverage of this sport at all here in the UK.

Sep 30, 2013 5:58pm | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'11"
  • wt: 207.23 lbs
  • bf: 22.2%
mlvix

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mlvix

Eduardo is monster!
Viva Brazil.

Sep 30, 2013 6:46am | report
 
RelaxImJoking

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Wow, look at flex's spine, its like he has 3 backs! Amazing job, that guy has an amazing trainer and really works his butt off! Congrats to him!

Sep 30, 2013 9:17am | report
 
taurusken

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taurusken

Well done Flex!

Being a fellow Brit ( and growing up just a 2 hour drive from the Welsh border), this is another great result.
like this weight class better than the Mr O class.

Sep 30, 2013 5:54pm | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'11"
  • wt: 207.23 lbs
  • bf: 22.2%
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ArikW

Jose so **** symmetrical!

Sep 30, 2013 6:39pm | report
 
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Rokkar

Jose just came off winning the NY Pro and the Toronto Pro and the judged ranked him 4th at the 212 Olympia??? Bull Kaka. Flex won hands down, but Jose should have came in 2nd followed by David Henry then Kevin.

Oct 1, 2013 7:04am | report
 
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neffy56

Flex has a great physique, great proportions. awesome rear double biceps, sick hams and glutes..the win was well deserved, props to the other competitors

Oct 10, 2013 8:43pm | report
 
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Zanny1

The uk flags are flying it's been a long time since the dorian yates years that another in this case a welsh home boy as done battle against the dominating Americans and won is this the start of things to come. Who knows?

Mar 27, 2014 11:49am | report
 
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