Ever since 2020 Olympia 212 Champion Shaun Clarida received the 2021 Legion Sports activities Fest open contest, the subject of conjecture has been whether or not the New Jersey native ought to be allowed to compete in each the Olympia 212 and the Mr. Olympia contests this December. At the moment, Clarida is simply allowed to decide on one of many different, however he and lots of followers are hoping that the principles can be modified in his favor,
Dennis James introduced up the subject on a latest episode of The Menace Podcast with three friends to debate the subject. 2008 Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, famend coach Milos Sarcev, and longtime competitor and coach George Farah all shared their opinions on whether or not Clarida ought to be allowed to attempt to make bodybuiding historical past in Las Vegas this coming December. Jackson initially expressed that because of the rigors of competing a lot in a single weekend, Clarida ought to have to decide on.
“I say one or the opposite. As a result of that’s the way it ought to be – one or the opposite,” he stated. “It’s on the identical weekend. Why would you wish to do each reveals?”
Sarcev was on the other facet of the controversy, and he used legendary Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt for example to make his level.
“He runs the 100, 200, and the rally, proper? So, why not?” he requested. “Shaun Clarida, earned, earned, his qualification on the stage…I believe it ought to be allowed.”
Farah sided with Sarcev, feeling that since Clarida punched his ticket the old style means, he ought to be allowed to compete twice if he selected to.
“I believe as a result of they let him compete within the open, and he’s certified, he has all the proper to do each of them.”
James introduced up an ideal level that might assist Clarida’s trigger, and it has to do with the scheduling of the competitions that weekend.
“The 212 is over on Friday night, and the prejudging for the Open is afterwards. So, he might nonetheless be actually heat and able to go for the open prejudging,” stated the host. That time was what swayed Jackson to agree with the remainder of the panel.
“I agree with you on that. He ought to be capable of do each,” he stated. This roundtable dialogue coated quite a few different subjects, together with the opposite Olympia contenders, whether or not anybody might be Derek Lunsford at this 12 months’s 212 contest, if the divisions “water down” the game, and extra. Catch TMP each Sunday over on the Muscle & Health YouTube channel.