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DOUBLE GOLD

THE 2016 ARNOLD CLASSIC IN COLUMBUS WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER FOR BRITISH COMPETITORS.

■ British success stories in America are about as rare as sightings of Dexter Jackson looking fat. But this year’s Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, proved to be an exception. The musclefest yielded two British champions—one in the pros and one in the amateurs—and some other impressive performances. Here’s how our six-strong team fared.

LUKE SANDOE

BODYBUILDING 8TH Luke received the best early Christmas present possible for a bodybuilder—an invitation to the Arnold Classic in America. It was a huge honour, and one he could not turn down, but coming so soon after his emotional victory at October’s British Championships, it was always going to be difficult. He had no offseason to add size, hardly any break from dieting, and was up against a whole new standard of opponent in the second biggest pro show in the world. He also had to contend with a day of travelling while depleted. In the circumstances he did a pretty good job, finishing 8th of 10 and putting his great shape in the global shop window. But he wasn’t lean in the rear poses and afterwards gave a typically honest assessment. “My condition wasn’t even close to what I wanted,” he says. “Honestly, I don’t know what happened. It could have been travel, it could have been nerves, but I was pretty much ‘on the money’ a few days before leaving. Live and learn!”

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