As the 2020 Arnold Classic is all set for a bravura display, there is another news that Roelly Winklaar will not compete this time.
Roelly Winklaar has been the 2009 Arnold Amateur Champion, and now this decision comes as a shock to many of his fans.
Last year, he was named among competitors who qualified for the title of Mr. Olympia.
In 2018, he was in third place.
However, in 2019, Roelly Winklaar managed to achieve 5th, which was a disappointment for his fans.
But, he was expected to perform better because his name on the list of five had automatically enabled him for the 2020 competition.
Now, the anticipated display of the giant has been rejected by him.
He has confirmed that he will not be participating this year.
He is considered as a king among bodybuilders and people believe that he can defeat anyone if he is given proper time for training.
And that is exactly what he wants now: time to relax.
He has had popularity for his best performances which made him wins at the Prague Pro.
When the list of athletes competing at the 2020 Arnold Classic released recently, his name was included therein.
A hope to see the magnificent display of big athletes and Roelly Winklaar had excited fans. But the news of his withdrawal has not been welcomed by many.
At first, there were only rumors, but there came a confirmation.
Dave Palumbo, from RXMuscle, revealed the news and said that Roelly Winklaar had confirmed the rumor via text.
The video of Roelly Winklaar training for the competition had excited his fans.
But the video report of Dave revealed the decision of pulling out by the athlete.
However, there are certain reasons for backing out.
His decision to withdraw is based on his decision to take some rest and spend time with his family.
Winklaar’s decision has been appreciated by many since he declared that he felt burnt out by the training.
Dave, too, seems to be supporting the decision of Roelly Winklaar and considers it a right call for him.
If he is not feeling motivated, he shall take some time to relax and to reshape his physique.
The break is likely to re-motivate him for future competitions.
However, the time for rest has not been specified by the athlete.
The fans can remain optimistic when Roelly Winklaar will appear at a later date; he is not going to disappoint them.
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.