The student surpassed the teacher as a new Mr.Olympia was crowned at Orleans Arena tonight in Las Vegas. Thirty-one-year-old Phil “The Gift” Heath overthrew friend, mentor and reigning Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler to become the 13th person to hold the coveted title.
A tearful Heath was lavish in his praise of runner-up Cutler. “I hope I can be half the man Jay Cutler has been to the sport,” said Heath. “That man is something special.”
Finishing third was Kai Greene, the placing a significant improvement over his number seven showing on the Olympia stage in 2010. Also improved was “Dominican Dominator” Victor Martinez who came back from a disappointing 8th place last year to place fourth.
This year’s Mr. Olympia top 10 (click for Saturday night posing galleries):
Brennan Storr writes the blog Largely the Truth