Last year Phil heath took the number one spot from four time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler. It was no surprise when the comparison photos were displayed for everyone to see. Cutler’s build in comparison to Heath’s was not sharp, and the fact that he was sporting a lumpy bruise in the left biceps didn’t help matters. In essence, it was time for a new king.
In the meantime, Kai Green followed behind the duo with a third place win. This was not a surprise either, since it was “known” before the 2011 Mr. Olympia that the two top spots were meant for Cutler and Heath.
The 2012 Olympia is sans Cutler, whose last bodybuilding competition was the 2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding & Figure, where he placed second. Cutler's absence makes no difference, nor does the strong line-up of athletes.
What is of importance is that Green is vying, and expected by fans, to win the title from Heath. With the comparison photos from prejudging, it comes down to difficult judging for the two biggest contenders at the 2012 Olympia.
Since Green’s physique displays serious mass and a much tighter, smaller waistline than in years past; Green closes in the gap on Mr. Olympia Phil Heath.