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Close call for king Phil


Close  call for king Phil

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PHIL “THE GIFT” HEATH is still ruling the bodybuilding kingdom but he was pushed all the way for his fifth successive Mr Olympia gold medal by a rejuvenated Dexter Jackson and an impressive Shawn “The Flexatron” Rhoden over the weekend.

The judges went for the aesthetically pleasing physique of Heath, but most of the fans at the New Orleans Arena in Las Vegas seemed to have eyes only for the 45-year-old Jackson and the ever improving Rhoden, who hails from Jamaica.

It was clear from the call-outs that the most celebrated contest in professional bodybuilding would be a four-man battle involving Heath, Jackson, Rhoden and the towering German Dennis Wolf.

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