Olympia 2021 bodybuilding announced through her account on Instagram, the sudden death of champion George Peterson, without announcing the cause of death.
“It is with great sadness that we hear of the unexpected death of George Peterson, the hero on and off stage. Our condolences to his family and to all fans of one of the most respected men we have ever known,” the tournament said in a statement on its Instagram account.
No statement was issued through the bodybuilder’s social media accounts, as he was preparing to compete in the men’s 212 category at Mr. Olympia 2021, which starts tonight in Orlando, USA, and continues until next Sunday.
Peterson, 37, was in Orlando, Florida, preparing to compete in the 212th class of the championship, and his last update was on his Instagram account in the early hours of October 6, and he did not publicly disclose any health problems before his death.
After finishing in the top three for the second year in a row at Olympia, he won the 2019 Arnold Classic Physique in Columbus, Ohio.
Once again, Peterson finished third in the 2019 Mr. Olympia, according to Vito.
Peterson moved away from the 2021 season to prepare for “Mr. Olympia”, which he qualified for by occupying one of the top five places in his category at Olympia 2020 to reserve his seat in the 2021 edition that will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, if it had taken place, it would have been his fifth participation. running in mr. olympia.
The Egyptian champion, Mamdouh Al-Subaie, known as “Big Ramy”, is participating in the Mr. Olympia for men, which he holds the title from last year, as it was also held in the United States.
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