COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hidetada Yamagishi of Japan, one of the most popular athletes in the IFBB Pro League, won the Arnold Classic 212 for the first time tonight as he outlasted 2015 champion Jose Raymond. Yamagishi received the champion’s trophy from Arnold Schwarzenegger and $22,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and congratulations from Dr. Rafael Santonja of the International Federation of Body Building and Fitness and Eric Hillman of Europa Sports Products.
The remainder of the Arnold Classic top six:
• 2nd place: Jose Raymond of North Reading, Mass., received $10,000 and a medal from Ultimate and EAS.
• 3rd place: David Henry of South Hadley, Mass., received $6,000 and a medal from Digital Muscle and MHP.
• 4th place: Guy Cisternino of North Brunswick, N.J., received $4,000 and a medal from Optimum Nutrition and Jan Tana.
• 5th place: Kyung Won Kang of Fort Lee, N.J., received $2,000 and a medal from Gasp & Better Bodies and Blackstone Labs.
• 6th place: Charles Dixon of Greenville, S.C., received $1,000 and a medal from Muscle & Fitness and 4 Dimension Nutrition.