Uribe cited an undisclosed drawback as the rationale for his withdrawal.
The yr 2023 should really feel like deja vu for Traditional Physique competitor Darwin Uribe. In each 2021 and 2022, the IFBB Professional League athlete received two main contests — the Chicago Professional in 2021 and the Houston Event of Champions in 2022 — after which sat out the Olympia each instances.
On Feb. 21, 2023, Uribe revealed in an Instagram submit that he withdrew from the 2023 Arnold Traditional (AC), a present thought of almost as prestigious because the Olympia. Slightly than compete within the Mar. 2-5, 2023 contest in Columbus, OH, Uribe intends to first work by means of some undisclosed well being issues.
Whereas Uribe didn’t make clear precisely what compelled him to withdraw from the 2023 AC (and, by extension, the 2022 Olympia beforehand), he maintained it was one thing he couldn’t simply gloss over and that it was partly out of his management.
” … I’m grateful [to] get invited for the second time in my sixth Professional present in my brief profession as knowledgeable,” Uribe wrote. “Sadly, that is one thing that I received’t have the ability to end…sadly I can’t push by means of this now and end as a result of there are at all times extra pink flags, and pink flags point out to you it’s time to cease.”
The athlete additionally clarified that he thought of withdrawing from the 2023 AC someday across the 2022 Olympia however had already despatched his utility in for the competition. Nonetheless, the bodybuilder will give attention to his well being and well-being for now.
“This time I’m prioritizing myself, on the lookout for myself, taking in my very own choices greater than expectations or what individuals suppose or need from me as an athlete.”
Thus far, as a comparatively newer Professional League member, Uribe has by no means competed within the Olympia. In the one AC look of his profession in 2022, the athlete completed in eighth place within the Traditional Physique Division. Two-time Traditional Physique Olympia runner-up Terrence Ruffin received his second consecutive Traditional Physique AC title at that version of the competitors.
It’s unclear what the longer term holds for Uribe as a bodybuilder. He appears to be prioritizing himself somewhat than the typically demanding rigors of competitors, diet, and coaching. For now, the bodybuilding neighborhood should wait and see what the athlete may need in retailer.
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