'The Spartan' Michael Kefalianos

Michael Kefalianos
IFBB

Place of Birth: Kos, Greece

Leagues: IFBB

Competition Weight: 230

Off-Season: 260

Age: 48

Michael Kefalianos strength has worked to his advantage most his life.

As a teen, he used it to obtain a job as a stonemason and later when serving in the Greek army. But it was when he began weightlifting at the age of 20, as a hobby, that his strength became a driving force that would transform his life.

It wasn’t until 1998 though that Kefalianos began entering local Greek bodybuilding competitions like the Mr. Aegean and Mr. Greece, which he won multiple times. Upon winning the Wabba world championships, invitations to various international competitions were sent Kefalianos’ way.

In 2009, after placing third in the heavyweight division of the Arnold Classic Amateur competition, as an Australian citizen, Kefalianos received his pro card from the Australian IFBB. He qualified for the 2009 Mr. Olympia in his very first professional competition. Since then, Kefalianos has competed in more than 25 different IFBB pro shows placing in the Top-5 in most of them. Not to mention, he has made history by being the first Greek to compete at the Mr. Olympia.

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2016 IFBB Levrone Pro Classic 7th
2016 IFBB New York Pro 11th
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Asia 12th
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 15th
2016 IFBB Olympia Europe 8th
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 13th
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 13th
2015 IFBB Prague Pro 13th
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Brazil 8th
2014 IFBB New York Pro 7th
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 9th
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 12th
2013 IFBB Australian Grand Prix 6th
2013 IFBB FIBO Germany 7th
2013 IFBB Mr Europe Pro 4th
2012 IFBB Sheru Classic 5th
2012 IFBB Australian Grand Prix 2nd
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 9th
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 8th
2012 IFBB FIBO Germany 2nd
2012 IFBB Mr Europe Pro 1st