Phil Heath will not be at 2021 Mr. Olympia
Fans wondered if seven-time champion Phil Heath would take the stage again at the 2021 Olympia. Now his trainer Hany Rambod has confirmed that this will not happen.
Heath returned to the scene last year, trying to earn his eighth title. In the end, he finished in a somewhat controversial third place behind Big Rami and Brandon Curry.
Since then, Phil has shown some improvement in his midsection, which was his biggest weakness, and he hinted at some important things he was working on, which made some fans wonder if he would be participating in Mr. Olympia 2021. However, his coach Hany Rambod answered questions on YouTube (video above) and confirmed that Phil will not be competing in Olympia this year.
Hany Rambod tried to explain:
“This is a question that a lot of people ask me. People ask me this because they saw Hadi Choopan with me, they saw Derek Lunsford with me, and they saw Andre Ferguson with me. They are asking, "Where is Phil, why isn't he with you?
You didn't write about him, you didn't talk about him." Let me be clear to everyone. Phil Heath, seven-time Mr. Olympia, is not participating in Mr. Olympia 2021.
The bottom line is that he doesn't prepare for Olympia because he doesn't need to. He's gonna more detailed about what else he's working on and everything else, but right now the bottom line is he's just not on the show.
For those of you who think, "Oh, he did it, is he gone?" No. He didn't refuse, he just didn't plan to compete at Olympia this year.
What could he do at Olympia now? I mean, Phil is very dangerous. If he decides to do something, trust me ... This is one of those things where he could perform on any show of bodybuilding, he is a threat to any show of fitness where he is be gonna competition. But right now, he's absolutely not in the mood for the 2021 Mr. Olympia. I don’t know how to explain it”
Phil Heath fans are disappointed to learn that he will not compete in Florida this year, as the athlete himself kept the intrigue to the last. At the same time, everyone is interested to know what kind of surprise he has prepared for his fans.