Shawn Rhoden

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Shawn Rhoden
Shawn Rhoden.jpg
Rhoden in December 2015
Personal info
NicknameFlexatron, Eeyore
Jamaican Muscle Machine
Born (1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 44)
Kingston, Jamaica
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight(off-season) 260 lb
(on-season) 240 lb[1]
Professional career
Pro-debutIFBB Europa Super Show, 2010
Best winMr. Olympia, 2018
PredecessorPhil Heath

Shawn Rhoden (born April 2, 1975) is a Jamaican-American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is the current Mr. Olympia, having won the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest by defeating seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. He is the oldest bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia title, at the age of 43 years and five months.

Early life[edit]

Born in Kingston, Rhoden immigrated to the United States in 1990 and settled in Maryland.[2] He went through a period of alcohol addiction following his father Lloyd's death in 2002 but overcame it with help from his friend Lenore Carroll.[3]


An aspiring soccer player in his early teens, Rhoden started bodybuilding in 1992[3] with inspiration from former Mr. Universe Yohnnie Shambourger and, after an amateur career ruptured with several injuries and alcohol dependence,[3] won his IFBB Pro card by 2010.[2] He was the 11th at the 2011 Mr. Olympia (Mr. Olympia debut), 3rd at the 2012 Mr. Olympia, and 4th at the 2013 Mr. Olympia competition. In 2014, Shawn Rhoden took 3rd place at the 2014 Mr. Olympia competition and again 3rd place at the 2015 Mr. Olympia. Rhoden followed up in 2016, with a 2nd place finish at the 2016 Mr. Olympia. In 2018, Rhoden became the new Mr. Olympia replacing Phil Heath. He is the oldest bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia title, at the age of 43 years, 5 months.

Competition history[edit]



  • 2009 IFBB North American Championships - 1st
  • 2009 NPC Delaware Open Bodybuilding - 1st
  • 2001 NPC Team Universe Championships - 2nd
  • 2000 NPC Team Universe Championships - 4th
  • 1999 NPC Team Universe Championships - 3rd


External links[edit]

Mr. Olympia
Preceded by:
Phil Heath
First (2018) Succeeded by:
Chris Dickerson
43 yrs., 2 mos.
Oldest Champion
43 yrs. 5 mos.

2018 – present