The 2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro event took place in Italy on Sunday, 25th June 2023 showcasing the Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, and Bikini divisions. Three winners emerged from these divisions, earning qualification for the prestigious 2023 Olympia competition.
Notably, the qualification system for Olympia has undergone changes this year. Athletes who did not secure a top-three position in the previous year or a top-five position in Men’s Open must now win a show to qualify. The points qualification system has been abolished, while former Olympia titleholders enjoy lifetime eligibility.
In the Men’s Physique division, Sidy Pouye emerged as the victor, having competed in several prominent shows throughout the year, including the New York Pro and Pittsburgh Pro, where he achieved top-five finishes. Laszlo Kiraly secured his place on the sport’s grandest stage by winning the Classic Physique division, making his debut appearance.
Zsofia Molnar, following her second triumph this year at the Tropicarium Budapest Pro, will grace the Olympia stage.
The complete results of the event have been officially announced, including a comprehensive breakdown and an official scorecard.
2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro: All Division Winners
|Laszlo Kiraly||Classic Physique|
|Sidy Pouye||Men’s Physique|
|Zsofia Rexa Molnar||Bikini|
2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro Breakdown
- First Place – Laszlo Kiraly
- Second Place – Antoine Loth
- Third Place – Edwin Owusu
- Fourth Place – Adam Bomert
- Fifth Place – Damian Kuffel
- Sixth Place – Florian Hartlage
- Seventh Place – Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Saman Udaya Kumara
- Eighth Place – Emanuele Ricotti
- Ninth Place – Luca Corrado
- Tenth Place – Luigi Maria De Robertis
Classic Physique Winner: Laszlo Kiraly
Laszlo Kiraly, the accomplished bodybuilder from Hungary, recently marked his inaugural presence in the 2023 season at the Milan event. Having previously secured the championship title at the 2020 Arnold Classic UK and achieving a commendable sixth-place finish in the 2022 edition of the same competition, Kiraly’s performance has garnered notable recognition.
- First Place – Sidy Pouye
- Second Place – Riccardo Croci
- Third Place – Jessy Pigury
- Fourth Place – Daniel Leone
- Fifth Place – Dario Beloli
- Sixth Place – Andrea Mosti
- Seventh Place – Marcos Iglesias Garcia
- Eighth Place – Adama Jammeh
- Ninth Place – Fabian Feber
- Tenth Place – Luca Bioli
Men’s Physique Winner: Sidy Pouye
Sidy Pouye, the champion of Men’s Physique, was not a surprise for devoted followers of the sport. After securing fourth place in the 2023 Pittsburgh Pro and third place in the 2023 New York Pro, it was evident that Pouye was inching closer to the top spot. It was only a matter of time before he claimed victory and stood on the highest platform. This marks Pouye’s third professional triumph, although he has yet to showcase his skills at the Olympia competition.
- First Place – Zsofia Rexa Molnar
- Second Place – Anna Setlak
- Third Place – Priscila Leimbacher
- Fourth Place – Roberta Mangraviti
- Fifth Place – Kristina Brunauer
- Sixth Place – Lisa Reith
- Seventh Place – Claudia Clemente
- Eighth Place – Tatiana Lanovenko
- Ninth Place – Patrizia Vaccaro
- Tenth Place – Sara Fratella
Bikini Division Winner: Zsofia Reka Molnar
Zsofia Reka Molnar, a remarkable force in the world of professional bodybuilding, achieved yet another momentous feat as she claimed the coveted title in the Bikini Division. Her exceptional performance at the 2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro further solidified her place at the prestigious 2023 Olympia, a remarkable achievement she had already secured due to her phenomenal triumph at the 2023 Tropicarium Budapest Pro. Undoubtedly, Molnar’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, as this marked her third victory in the 2023 season, having previously reigned supreme at the acclaimed 2023 Fitness Authority Poland Pro.
Given her Olympia qualification prior to the 2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro, Molnar’s unrivaled talent and dedication were showcased without the need for additional qualification. However, the runner-up, Anna Setla, and the third-place finisher, Priscilla Leimbacher, will have an opportunity to earn their place on the grand stage in Orlando, FL, come November. Their path lies in participating in an upcoming professional event and emerging victorious, just as Molnar has done, to join her in the pinnacle of bodybuilding excellence.
The 2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro event proved to be an extraordinary display of athletic prowess and dedication in the world of bodybuilding. The competition showcased the finest athletes from around the globe, who pushed their physical limits to achieve remarkable feats of strength and aesthetics. The participants demonstrated unparalleled discipline, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to their craft, inspiring spectators and fellow competitors alike.
The 2023 Sheru Classic Italy Pro will be remembered as a milestone in the history of bodybuilding, setting new standards of excellence and paving the way for a new generation of dedicated fitness enthusiasts.