Uribe cited an undisclosed drawback as the explanation for his withdrawal.
Within the 12 months 2021, Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) Professional League member Darwin Uribe burst onto the scene when he received the 2021 Chicago Professional within the Traditional Physique division. With an earned qualification to the 2021 Mr. Olympia, Uribe ended up forgoing the celebrated contest. The athlete would return the next 12 months to win the 2022 Houston Event of Champions however determined to not compete within the Olympia once more. With one other aggressive season now in full swing in 2023, the bodybuilder has made one other powerful resolution.
On Feb. 21, 2023, Uribe revealed in an Instagram put up that he could be withdrawing his place as a presumed Traditional Physique competitor within the 2023 Arnold Traditional (AC). Somewhat than compete within the Mar. 2-5, 2023 contest in Columbus, OH, Uribe intends to first work via some undisclosed issues first.
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 for 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 via this now and end as a result of there are at all times extra crimson flags, and crimson flags point out to you it’s time to cease.”
The athlete additionally clarified that he apparently thought of withdrawing from the 2023 AC someday across the 2022 Olympia however had already despatched his software in for the competition. Nonetheless, it appears the bodybuilder will deal with his well being and well-being for now.
“This time I’m prioritizing myself, searching for myself, taking in my very own choices greater than expectations or what folks 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 long run holds for Uribe as a bodybuilder. He appears to be understandably prioritizing himself moderately than the generally demanding rigors of competitors, nutrition, and training. For now, the bodybuilding neighborhood must wait and see what the athlete might need in retailer down the road.
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