The third day of the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, kept with the theme of the first two days with more strong performances from the competitors. History was made as well, although not the conventional kind, per RX Muscle:
HISTORY MADE ! The first ever on-stage #ArnoldClassic selfie. Amazing. What an atmosphere here at #Arnold2016. https://t.co/nQX6JSyNna3/6/2016, 2:05:32 AM
Kai Greene was the big winner of the day, taking home the Arnold Classic title, per RX Muscle:
Kai Greene : "This means everything. Everything". #ArnoldClassic #Arnold2016 #KaiGreene https://t.co/0Yw92HAaHF3/6/2016, 3:20:11 AM
|2016 Arnold Classic Results|
However, ESPN.com's Darren Rovell gave him another award:
Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
Hair Of The Day: Bodybuilder Kai Greene at the Arnold Classic https://t.co/gX5qsrCBeT3/5/2016, 10:40:28 PM
Following his big win, Greene went to the crowd and addressed his fans, per RX Muscle:
Kai Greene addresses his fans after his big #ArnoldClassic win. https://t.co/lMdyRQvlin3/6/2016, 4:25:59 AM
The event's creator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, made sure he captured the moment when Greene was on stage, via professional wrestler Triple H:
Triple H @TripleH
.@Schwarzenegger taking a @Snapchat during Kai Green's routine. #ArnoldClassic @ArnoldSports https://t.co/Yt772RMR5d3/6/2016, 1:31:19 AM
Saturday also brought two more competitions, including the Men's Physique. Brandon Hendrickson walked away with the crown.
|2016 Arnold Classic Men's Physique Results|
Here's a shot of Hendrickson after his victory, per Muscle Insider:
MUSCLE INSIDER @MuscleInsider
Brandon Hendrickson wins the 2016 @ArnoldSports men's physique! Contest coverage sponsored by @pharmafreak https://t.co/C16OoIBZjm3/6/2016, 3:30:09 AM
The women were on stage as well, as India Paulino left as the winner in the Bikini International.
|2016 Bikini International Results|
Muscle Insider shared a shot of Paulino on stage during the event:
MUSCLE INSIDER @MuscleInsider
Bombshell alert! @BSNSupplements very own @IndiaPaulino wins the @ArnoldSports! #Bikini https://t.co/L8bINU8KcU3/6/2016, 3:30:49 AM
After her first victory since 2013, FitnessRx for Women congratulated the former police officer:
FitnessRx for Women! @FitnessRXWomen
Congratulations to India Paulino IFBB Pro on winning the Arnold Sports Festival bikini title for the 2nd time! https://t.co/b1AK3YzODO3/6/2016, 4:20:21 AM
It was a packed house in Columbus, and everyone from the crowd to the competitors enjoyed the event, per RX Muscle:
It's PANDEMONIUM at the Arnold! The bodybuilders make their rounds in the crowd. The crowd is absolutely LOVING it https://t.co/qAEMYHpIUp3/6/2016, 2:10:39 AM
The 68-year-old Schwarzenegger, who is a four-time Mr. Universe and seven-time Mr. Olympia champion, knows how to put on a show.
His event didn't disappoint Saturday as some of the world's most sculpted bodies showed that hard work and perseverance pay off.