Arnold’s Classic: The stage is all set to have fireworks.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the most iconic figure in the history of bodybuilding must be a very happy man with 30th anniversary of Arnold’s sports festival being just around the corner. Many people are awaiting the commencement of the annual festival, some as ardent fans of the bodybuilding sport and some as athletes to compete in the events. It is estimated that around 18000 athletes will show up to take part in the 75 events of the festival happening from 1 to 4 March at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The events happening in the festival include fitness, strongman, figure, bikini weekend expo and 17 Olympic events. But the center of attraction is Arnold’s classic, the bodybuilding competition that has $130,000 up for grabs for the winner.

Cedric McMillan is the current defending champion. He would compete against former Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson and mind you, he also happens to be a five time Arnold Classic winner. The complete list of 14 participants is mentioned as follows: Lionel Beyeke, William Bonac, Maxx Charles, Jonathan DeLaRosa, Dexter Jackson, Steve Kuclo, Cedric McMillan, Lukas Osladil, Paul Poloczek, Justin Rodriguez, Fred Smalls, Roelly Winklaar, Dennis Wolf, and Hidetada Yamagishi. Arnold classic is going to be held on Saturday, 03 March.

The prejudging round will get under way at 12 pm and the next and final round will commence at 7 pm. With the likes of a former Mr. Olympia, and other reputable athletes of the sport, fireworks at the greater convention Columbus center are expected!

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