Roelly Winklaar is one of the most interesting participants of 2019 Arnold Classic. Winning it once, he had a great hope to finish the competition being a winner this year as well.
If you check Roelly’s Instagram, you may see how much work was dedicated to getting the victory. Moreover, you will see great photos and loud posts telling he was going to be the next champion.
Just a year ago Roelly became third during Mr. Olympia and has worked hard on his shape since that time. Surely, his fans expected Roelly showing a great result at 2019 Arnold Classic as well.
Unfortunately for Roelly, he managed to become only fifth this year. Speaking honestly, his shape was far from perfect and it’s definitely not the thing that was expected. This has become a huge disappointment for Roelly’s fans and followers and a big question ‘WHY’ for many sports fans.
Winklaar decided not to leave his fans guessing what happened and shared a message on his Instagram to explain and to say sorry about the situation. Roelly told that he could not train as hard as usually due to health issues.
The sportsman suffered from a knee pain that could be a result of an injury. Some common treatment didn’t make any change and he had to undergo painful knee surgery. The operation was successful, however, it forced Roelly to exercise less and in a lighter mode.
In addition, Roelly had food poisoning just a few weeks before the competition. This happened when Winklaar traveled to Nepal for a posing show and a meeting with his fans and friends.
Why has Roelly never told about this before? The sportsman explained his silence with having no habit to make excuses when he prepared for the contest.
Roelly Winklaar is not a sportsman who can deny his goals quickly. His loss didn’t stop his desire to win the competition. Roelly promised his fans to come back stronger and to try again next year.
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Now that all is said and done, I feel I owe it to my fans to explain the events that happened before the Arnolds. I realize my showing was not my best, but before the show I don’t make excuses, especially when I make the commitment to compete at the Arnolds already. I do the job as best as I can. I do it for the fans because I don’t want to let them down. At the beginning of the year I underwent minor surgery for my knees which meant I took a break from my leg training and when I did start back training legs I could only train at 85%. The biggest blow though was when I went to Nepal to guest pose I ended up contracting food poisoning and became very sick just two weeks before the Arnold. I have to say thank you to the people of Nepal for making their best effort to take very good care of me when I was sick. I am sorry I disappointed you, but you know that this time was not typical Roelly Winklaar and I can only promise to come better next time. Thank you all for your love and support. AND CONGRATZ TO TOP 6 2019.. @brandon__curry verry happy for you man.. @abdullah_84otb 💪 @william_bonac @cedricmcmillan @stevekuclo @lukesandoe