In his early 30s, International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League athlete Petar Klančir is still seeking bodybuilding glory. While competing in the Men’s Open division, the Croatian bodybuilder finished in fifth place at the 2022 California Pro in late May. If a recent glimpse at how he tones his muscles and burns fat indicates the future, Klančir could soon be on his way toward outstanding achievement.
On June 21, 2022, Klančir shared a top-to-bottom comparison photo of his physique from a recent undisclosed date and where he stands now.
It is fascinating how the body can change in a few months.
The dramatic steps forward in places like Klančir’s biceps, triceps, chest, legs, and back are apparent. Klančir will take his physique to compete in the upcoming 2022 Mr. Big Evolution Pro Portugal on July 10, 2022, at the Casino Estoril in Cascais, Portugal.
Klančir at a Glance
Klančir may have burst onto the competitive bodybuilding scene when he won the 2012 National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association (NABBA) Mr. Universe. Roughly two years later, while competing in the Heavyweight division, Klančir captured a podium position when he finished in second place at the 2014 Amateur Olympia Europe.
From there, Klančir eventually earned his IFBB Pro League Card by becoming the overall winner of the 2015 Mr. Olympia Amateur in Prague, Czech Republic. After that competition, Klančir seemed to dial back some of his participation in IFBB events. Then, following a few years of absence, the bodybuilder returned to pose on an IFBB stage at the 2017 San Marino Pro. He notched a 10th-place result in the Men’s Open division, finishing behind some notable competitors like Hadi Choopan (second place).
With due diligence since that competition, Klančir’s fifth-place result at the 2022 California Pro is one of the better marks of his IFBB career.
Provided he follows through on his participation at the 2022 Mr. Big Evolution Pro Portugal, 2022 will be one of Klančir’s more active years (two events, at the time of this writing) when it comes to IFBB contests.
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A Golden Opportunity
Like many IFBB bodybuilders, Klančir likely has his sights on the 2022 Mr. Olympia.
To date, Klančir has never competed in a Mr. Olympia contest. He had undoubtedly hoped to change that with a win and automatic bid at the 2022 California Pro but fell short. A victory in the 2022 Mr. Big Evolution Pro Portugal would not grant Klančir an automatic slot but would put him in an excellent position points-wise through the qualification process. He’d likely have to finish or win another contest or two for mid-December.
That sort of effort seems to be worth the trouble to Klančir, who, should he qualify, could be a dark horse for mid-December.
The 2022 Mr. Big Evolution Pro Portugal will take place on July 10, 2022, in Cascais, Portugal. The 2022 Mr. Olympia will occur on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured image: @ifbb_pro_petar_klancir on Instagram