The 2022 Arnold Classic (AC) UK took place on Sept. 24-25 in Birmingham, England. With the 2022 Olympia inching ever closer, this edition of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League contest held a lot of significant weight as another step in the qualification process.

The 2022 AC UK featured nine divisions, with Chinedu Andrew Obiekea (aka “Andrew Jacked”) winning the Men’s Open category as one of the headliners. The 2022 AC UK is a Tier 2 competition under the IFBB’s official standards. That means the second through fifth place finishers earned points ranging from eight to five in the Olympia season standings. If they hadn’t already, the winners of the respective divisions earned automatic berths to the Olympia stage in Las Vegas, NV, on Dec. 16-18, 2022. 

2022 Arnold Classic UK Winners

  • Men’s Open: Andrew Jacked (aka Chinedu Andrew Obiekea)
  • 212 Bodybuilding: Naser Mohamed
  • Classic Physique: Michael Daboul
  • Men’s Physique: Ali Bilal
  • Wheelchair: Gabriele Andriulli
  • Women’s Physique: Anne-Lorraine Mohn
  • Fitness: Terra Plum
  • Figure: Lola Montez
  • Bikini: Ashley Kaltwasser

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The final point standings for the 2022 Olympia will be locked into place on Nov. 20, 2022. Those athletes who wish to compete in the Olympia but haven’t won an IFBB Pro League contest by then will have to be in the top three of their respective divisions by that time. 

Here’s a short rundown of the results from the Men’s Open category at the 2022 Arnold Classic UK:

Men’s Open

  1. Andrew Jacked
  2. Patrick Johnson
  3. James Hollingshead
  4. Martin Fitzwater
  5. Marc Hector
  6. Jamie Christian-Johal
  7. Vlad Alfred Chiriac
  8. Maxx Charles
  9. Kuba Cielen
  10. Rob Cannon

After a sparkling Pro League debut with a win at the 2022 Texas Pro in August, Jacked followed that performance by winning the 2022 AC UK, which was in its sophomore year as a promotion. Should he not compete again until December in Las Vegas, these two results could help carry the ascending Jacked and his impressive mass to a sterling debut on the Olympia stage. 

Here’s an overview of the results from the other divisions at the 2022 Arnold Classic UK:

212 Division

  1. Naser Mohamed
  2. Radoslav Angelov
  3. Ahmed Wardany
  4. Peter Molnar
  5. David Henry
  6. Dean White
  7. Jose Maria Mete Bueriberi
  8. Pasquale D’Angelo
  9. Samir Troudi
  10. Jamal Changezi

Classic Physique

  1. Michael Daboul
  2. Christian Zagarella
  3. Wesley Vissers
  4. Craig Morton
  5. Shane Cullen
  6. Kiraly Laszlo
  7. Adeyemi Adefioye
  8. Marco Ruz
  9. Niall Darwin

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Men’s Physique 

  1. Ali Bilal
  2. Jeffrey Darko
  3. Emile Walker
  4. Balint Nemeth
  5. Elton Mota
  6. Omar Suleiman
  7. Youcef Djoudi
  8. Andrea Miggiano
  9. Tyler Smith
  10. Ashley Edelman


  1. Gabriele Andriulli
  2. Antoni Khadraoui
  3. Karol Milewski
  4. Nick Hewitt

Here’s a rundown of the Women’s divisions at the 2022 Arnold Classic UK. 


  1. Ashley Kaltwasser
  2. Ivanna Escandar
  3. Jourdanne Lee
  4. Eli Fernandez
  5. Stine Hansen
  6. Nittaya Kongthun
  7. Francesca Stoico
  8. Allison Testu
  9. Patricia Lloyd
  10. Ottavia Mazza

According to NPC News Online, Ashley Kaltwasser’s victory in the Bikini category at the 2022 AC UK continues a recent spate of stellar results. In 10 contests in 2022, Kaltwasser has won on six occasions and otherwise qualified for the podium in every instance. She is also a three-time Bikini Olympia winner (2013-2015) who has proven that she can still perform at the top level.

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  1. Lola Montez
  2. Gabriela Linhartova
  3. Paula Ranta
  4. Jennifer Zeinart
  5. Megan Sylvester Cielen
  6. Stella Miliani
  7. Scarlet Hollands
  8. Corrie Morales
  9. Veronica Gallego
  10. Arya Bahar


  1. Terra Plum
  2. Michelle Fredua-Mensah
  3. Kamara Graham
  4. Jasmine Abercrombie
  5. Corinne Elizabeth Bean

Women’s Physique

  1. Anne-Lorraine Mohn
  2. Barbara Menage
  3. Julia Glazycheva
  4. Sophie Leo
  5. Tanya Chartrand
  6. Jeanette Johansson
  7. Jodi Lyons
  8. Alida Opre
  9. Ilaria Armeni
  10. Modesta Halby

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For some of these competitors still looking to stake a claim on a place in the Olympia, there will be a short turnaround from the 2022 AC UK. The 2022 Ben Weider Pro is next on the IFBB contest calendar. The IFBB Tier 4 competition will take place in France from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2022. 

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