Shawn Rhoden Wiki – Shawn Rhoden Biography
Shawn Rhoden was a Jamaican-American IFBB professional bodybuilder and past Mr. Olympia. He won the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest by defeating seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. He was the oldest bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia title, at the age of 43 years and five months.
An aspiring soccer player in his early teens, Rhoden started bdybouilding in 1992 with inspiration from a past Mr. Universe, Yohnnie Shamburger, and, after an amateur career marked by several injuries and alcohol dependence, by 2010 won his IFBB Pro card. 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, Rhoden was third at the 2014 Mr. Olympia competition and third again at the 2015 Mr. Olympia. In 2016, he was second. In 2018, Rhoden became the new Mr. Olympia replacing Phil Heath. He is the oldest bodybuilder to have won the title, at the age of 43 years, 5 months.
Rhoden was accused of sexually assaulting a female protege while he was visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, in October 2018, shortly after his Mr. Olympia win. In July 2019, he was formally charged in the state of Utah with rape, object rape, and sexual abuse. It was alleged that Rhoden invited a married woman who he had been mentoring to his hotel room in Salt Lake, where the reported actions took place. The American Media LLC company, which is the organizing body for the Mr. Olympia contest, released a statement in July 2019 that Rhoden was banned from competing at the 2019 Mr. Olympia contest, as well as future competitions. The governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness the IFBB, released a statement in July 2019 through representative Jim Manion, that no actions would be taken against Rhoden until further information was gathered.
Shawn Rhoden Age
Shawn Rhoden was 46 years old.
Michelle Sugar & Shawn Rhoden
Shawn Rhoden was married to his wife Michelle Sugar in 2018. However, due to personal issues and allegations of infidelity, they got divorced. Rhoden died from a heart attack on 6 November 2021.
Shawn Rhoden Cause of Death
Former Mr. Olympia Champion Shawn Rhoden dies at 46. It was reported on November 6, 2021, that Shawn Rhoden suffered a heart attack. Rhoden’s assistant Chris Aceto reportedly confirmed the death to close friends and family.
Shawn Rhoden was a bodybuilder best known for his 2018 Mr. Olympia title. He was born in Jamaica and became the oldest person to win Mr. Olympia at the age of 43.