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Greene gold

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Greene gold

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Kai?Greene took his outrageous size and muscle detail to the Czech Republic over the weekend and conquered the Prague Open 2013 bodybuilding field that included former Mr Olympia Dexter Jackson.
It was an impressive performance from Greene, who took advantage of the absence of world number one Phil Heath.
This was the first pro victory in two years for Greene since his triumph at the 2011 New York Pro. Second to none in lower lat development, Greene, one of the best posers in the sport, was a straight firsts winner.
Greene’s closest challenger was Jackson, a four-time Arnold Classic champ, who was fifth at last month’s Mr Olympia in Las Vegas.
Jackson has made a career of defeating his larger rivals by coming into shows with exceptional conditioning, but Greene too, was in good shape, and outgunned him for size and width.
Texas titan Branch Warren, who was a major disappointment at the Olympia taking ninth place, completed the top three.
Fred Smalls, dynamite in a small package, packed on some beef and came in razor-sharp to land a solid fourth place.
The top six were: 1. Kai Greene 2. Dexter Jackson 3. Branch Warren 4. Fred Smalls 5. William Bonac 6. Toney Freeman.
German Dennis Wolf and Jamaican Shawn “The Flexatron”?Rhoden, who were the top two finishers last year, skipped the contest. Rhoden is heading to Barbados at month-end to guest pose at the Darcy Beckles Invitational Classic slated for the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on November 2.
Welshman James “Flex”?Lewis, the Olympia 212 pounds and under champ, came in ripped and ready in Prague and prevailed in this division. (MK)