2012 Ms. Olympia
|2012 Ms. Olympia|
|Date||September 28, 2012|
|Venue||South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center and Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel and Casino|
|City||Winchester and Paradise, Nevada, United States|
The 2012 Ms. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and part of Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2012 was held on September 28, 2012, at the South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada and in the Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. It was the 33rd Ms. Olympia competition held. Other events at the exhibition included the 212 Olympia Showdown, Mr. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Figure Olympia, and Bikini Olympia contests.
- 1st $28,000
- 2nd $14,000
- 3rd $8,000
- 4th $5,000
- 5th $3,000
- 6th $2,000
- 1st - Iris Kyle
- 2nd - Debi Laszewski
- 3rd - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
- 4th - Alina Popa
- 5th - Brigita Brezovac
- 6th - Sheila Bleck
- 7th - Monique Jones
- 8th - Anne Freitas
- 9th - Michelle Cummings
- 10th - Sarah Hayes
- 11th - Kim Buck
- 12th - Helle Trevino
- 13th - Lisa Giesbrecht
Comparison to previous Olympia results:
- Same - Iris Kyle
- +2 - Debi Laszewski
- -1 - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
- +1 - Alina Popa
- -2 - Brigita Brezovac
- Same - Sheila Bleck
- +2 - Monique Jones
- +2 - Helle Trevino
|5||Anne Luise Freitas||37||35||72||8|
- 15th Ms. Olympia attended - Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
- 14th Ms. Olympia attended - Iris Kyle
- 4th Ms. Olympia attended - Debi Laszewski
- 3rd Ms. Olympia attended - Sheila Bleck and Helle Trevino
- 2nd Ms. Olympia attended - Brigita Brezovac, Kim Buck, Monique Jones, and Alina Popa
- 1st Ms. Olympia attended - Sarah Hayes, Lisa Giesbrecht, Michelle Cummings, and Anne Freitas
- Previous year Olympia attendees who did not attend - Dayana Cadeau, Cathy LeFrançois, Heather Foster, Tina Chandler, Nicole Ball, Kim Perez, Mah Ann Mendoza, and Skadi Frei-Seifert
- This was Iris Kyle's 8th overall Olympia win, thus tied her with Lenda Murray for the most overall Ms. Olympia wins. This was also Iris's 7th consecutive Ms. Olympia win, breaking the record of six consecutive wins she shared with Lenda Murray and Cory Everson.
- Debi Lazewski placed 2nd this Olympia, the best placing she has ever had at the Olympia.
- Although Cathy LeFrançois qualified for the 2012 Ms. Olympia, she didn't find out she qualified until 6 weeks until the Olympia and thus did not attend.
- The song played during the posedown was "Gasolina (Lil Jon remix)" by Daddy Yankee, Lil Jon, and Pitbull.
- This is the first Ms. Olympia to introduce the point qualification system.
2012 Ms. Olympia Qualified
|Iris Kyle||2011 Ms. Olympia 1st|
|Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia||2011 Ms. Olympia 2nd|
|Brigita Brezovac||2011 Ms. Olympia 3rd|
|Debi Laszewski||2011 Ms. Olympia 4th|
|Alina Popa||2011 Ms. Olympia 5th|
|Lisa Giesbrecht||2012 Toronto Pro Supershow 1st|
|Anne Luise Freitas||2012 Battle of Champions 1st|
|Monique Jones||2012 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza 1st|
|Sarah Hayes||2012 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships 1st|
|Kim Buck||2012 Ms. International 5th
2012 Toronto Pro Supershow 2nd
|Michelle Cummings||2012 Battle of Champions 2nd
2012 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza 3rd
|Cathy LeFrancois||2012 Ms. International 4th|
|Sheila Bleck||2012 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships 2nd|
|Helle Nielsen||2012 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza 2nd|
1 In the event of a tie, the competitor with the best top five contest placings will be awarded the qualification. If both competitors have the same contest placings, than both will qualify for the Olympia.
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- "2012 Olympia Scorecards 1". ifbbpro.com. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
- "MS. OLYMPIA QUALIFICATION SERIES STANDINGS". npcnewsonline.com. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
- "2012 Olympia Qualified Competitors List". bodybuildbid.com. Retrieved 2014-05-27.