Welcome to a page devoted entirely to coverage of the 212. In its relatively
short run, this division within a division has produced some amazing
champions, the likes of which can hold their own against the guys in the
open. In 2019, Iranian 212 Champion Hadi Choopan finally managed to
get a visa into the United States, but he shocked the world when he opted
to compete in the Open. In so doing, Hadi took a commanding Top 3
placing and in the opinions of many, had a chance of winning the Sandow.
Others, believe 7x 212 Olympia Showdown Champion James "Flex" Lewis
will also have a formidable chance of winning an Open Mr. Olympia.