Shawn Rhoden was a Jamaican IFBB bodybuilder who became Mr. Olympia in 2018. He died of a fatal heart attack on 6 November 2021.
Shawn Rhoden was born on Wednesday, 2 April 1975 (age 46 years; at the time of death) in Kingston, Jamaica. His zodiac sign is Aries. Shawn was inclined towards sports since his teenage years. He used to play soccer and cricket in his teens. In 1990, he shifted to the US from Jamaica where he developed an interest in bodybuilding.
Hair Colour: Bald
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 50-34-24
Parents & Siblings
His father, Lloyd, passed away in 2002.
Wife & Children
In 2018, he got married to Michelle Sugar, and the couple has a daughter named Cora Capri. Later, Shawn got divorced from Michelle.
When he was 17 years old, he started working out in the gym to gain the required body strength and body size for bodybuilding. During the initial years of his bodybuilding, he got severe injuries and took a break from bodybuilding for a small period of time.
He was then encouraged by Mr. Universe Yohhnie Shambouger to continue his training and participate in bodybuilding competitions. After a severe injury in his right hand in 1993, his doctors advised him to quit bodybuilding. Although his doctors advised him to leave bodybuilding, he continued his training and went on to participate in many bodybuilding competitions. Due to some personal and professional setbacks, he once became an alcoholic and took a break from bodybuilding. The Moguldom Nation In 2010, he made a comeback in bodybuilding and won the IFBB Pro card. He participated in various seasons of Mr. Olympia contest, professional men’s bodybuilding contest, and in 2018, he won the title for the first time.
He landed into a huge controversy in October 2018, when he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Salt Lake City, Utah. In July 2019, he was banned from participating in Mr. Olympia contest 2019 as he was charged in rape, object rape, and sexual abuse case. JBH News Bleacher Report
Awards, Honours, Achievements
Amateur Competition History
- 1999: NPC (National Physique Committee) Team Universe Championship (3rd Place)
- 2000: NPC Team Universe Championship (4th Place)
- 2001: NPC Team Universe Championship (2nd Place)
- 2009: NPC Team Universe Championship (1st Place)
- 2009: IFBB North American Championships (1st Place)
Professional Competition History
- 2010: IFBB Dallas Europa Super Show (6th Place)
- 2010: IFBB Dallas Europa Super Show (1st Place)
- 2011: IFBB Dallas Europa Super Show (3rd Place)
- 2011: Mr. Olympia (11th Place)
- 2012: IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Flex Pro (4th Place)
- 2012: IFBB Arnold Classic (8th Place)
- 2012: NPC Dexter Jackson Classic (No Place)
- 2012: IFBB PBW Tampa PRO (1st Place)
- 2012: Mr. Olympia (3rd Place)
- 2012: IFBB Arnold Classic Europe (1st Place)
- 2012: IFBB British Grand Prix (1st Place)
- 2012: IFBB EVLs Prague PRO (2nd Place)
- 2013: Mr. Olympia 2013 (4th Place)
- 2013: IFBB Arnold Classic Europe (4th Place)
- 2014: IFBB Arnold Classic (2nd Place)
- 2014: IFBB Australian PRO (1st Place)
- 2014: Mr. Olympia (3rd Place)
- 2014: IFBB Arnold Classic Europe (2nd Place)
- 2014: Dubai PRO (2nd Place)
- 2014: IFBB EVLs Prague PRO (3rd Place)
- 2014: IFBB San Marino PRO (1st Place)
- 2015: Mr. Olympia (3rd Place)
- 2015: IFBB EVLs Prague PRO (3rd Place)
- 2016: Kuwait PRO Men’s Bodybuilding (3rd Place)
- 2016: Mr. Olympia (2nd Place)
- 2017: Mr. Olympia (5th Place)
- 2018: Mr. Olympia (1st Place)
- A documentary titled ‘Flexatron: Becoming Shawn Rhoden’ was released on the life of Shawn in 2019.