The 2021 Olympia Men’s Open division is the most anticipated and competitive bodybuilding event of the year. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay overcame a rough prejudging performance to win during individual posing and final Saturday showdown, and continue his reign as Mr. Olympia for the second year in a row.
Big Ramy Wins Again
As the winner of the 2020 Olympia, Big Ramy was favored by many to win this year’s competition. Earning his IFBB pro card in 2012, the Egyptian born bodybuilder is known for his huge, over 300lb frame and intense definition.
In preparation for the 2021 Olympia, Big Ramy has focused on maintaining his gigantic size while improving his vascularity and muscle definition. He had kept his training quite secretive, only revealing some very selective photos of his new physique in the build up to the competition.
Finally, on Friday October 8, Big Ramy, alongside 18 other athletes, battled it out in the prejuding phase of the Men’s Open. Big Ramy was joined in the first callout by some of his strongest competitors, namely Nick Walker, William Bonac, Hunter Labrada, Haddi Choopan, and former Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry.
While Big Ramy’s physique was on point, he had trouble with his poses so it seemed as though Curry was the favorite to win at the end of the day. Choopan’s conditioning was exceptional as well so he joined the two at the final callout, furthering endangering Big Ramy’s chances at recapturing the Mr. Olympia title.
Yet all concerns were put aside on Saturday, when the three bodybuilders went head to head in the finals. Big Ramy managed to master his poses, eliminating the mistakes he made during the prejudging phase. Coupled with his huge and unrivaled size, Curry and Choopan just couldn’t compete with Big Ramy. He took the 2021 Mr. Olympia title and the $400,00 cash prize, cementing his reputation as an absolute bodybuilding legend.
Here is the full breakdown of the rankings.
2021 Mr. Olympia Top Five
- Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, $400,000
- Brandon Curry, $150,000
- Hadi Choopan, $100,000
- Hunter Labrada, $40,000
- Nick Walker, $35,000
With the 2021 Olympia coming to a close, it’s time to get excited for the buildup for next year’s contest. Stay tuned for more bodybuilding news.
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