The victory of Shawn Rhoden has become a real surprise for most fans of bodybuilding and many sports critics. Phil Heath that was crowned as Mr. Olympia in 2011, won the competition 7 times and was the most expected winner of 2018 Olympia.
However, this year competition marked the end of long-lasting Heath reign. Phil took second place, giving his throne to Shawn Rhoden. This was the most unexpected moment of 2018 Olympia and made the whole bodybuilding society confused. Fans of Phil Heath, which were absolutely sure he was the only possible Olympia king, were shocked and upset. While lots of people were happy. The public supported new Mr. Olympia with loud applause.
The new Mr. Olympia didn’t hide his happy smile. Shawn Rhoden looked happy and surprised at the same time. However, nobody had any doubts he was the right choice for Mr. Olympia this year. Rhoden demonstrated excellent shape and was creative and confident during posing.
It was a real pleasure to watch the sportsman reaction. However, it was even more interesting to watch the reaction of his family. Rhoden’s wife and little daughter were present at the event. They both were very emotional. Shawn’s wife looked really impressed when Rhoden was called the winner of 2018 Olympia. She didn’t hide her happy tears and couldn’t cope with overwhelming emotions. The little daughter looked very impressed as well.
Later when Shawn Rhoden together with his wife and daughter posed in front of cameras they all looked incredibly happy.
Fortunately, operators caught the moment when Rhoden’s family realized Shawn is the winner of this year Olympia. This video was watched by millions of people and named one of the most touching moments of 2018 Olympia.