William Bonac - Bio and Competition History
William Bonac - Bio and Competition History

William Bonac is one of the most successful African bodybuilders in the history of the sport. He is the pride of an entire continent.

Even though he was born in Ghana in 1982, William Bonac later relocated to Australia and began his bodybuilding career there.

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Bonac started training at 13 years old as a way to release stress and trained almost two decades until he reached the 2016 Mr. Olympia stage.

Bonac made his beginner IFBB debut at the Arnold Amateur rivalry in the heavyweight category where he took the third place. In 2012, Bonac was sixth and third in the stacked 212 lb classes at the IFBB Europa Super and the IFBB British Grand Prix.

These competitions were a great chance for Bonac to showcase his lean physique to the world and get his legitimate acknowledgment.

Since then, William Bonac has participated in a lot of IFBB events, winning some of them including the 2015 IFBB Nordic Pro and the 2015 IFBB Dayana Cadeau Pro. However, his Pro Card was not an easy journey and took a lot more competitions in order to get him to the scene at the Mr. Olympia show.

The first time for Bonac to get this kind of opportunity was the 2014 Mr. Olympia where he finished 15th. However, Bonac was determined to get among the elite bodybuilding crowd and took the 8th place at the 2015 Mr. Olympia. In 2016, Bonac took the 5th place at the Mr. Olympia.

According to the bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler, William Bonac is "the future of bodybuilding" and one of the most impressive physiques to grace the Olympia scene. For Bonac, it is the confidence and down to earth attitude that made him reach these heights in bodybuilding, accompanied by the proper nutrition.

Even though Bonac has been compared to many legends, he is certainly one of the most unique bodybuilders in terms of his personal journey.