Egyptian professional bodybuilder Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay, aka “Big Ramy”, winner of Mr. Olympia 2020, is looking forward to repeating his performance this year at the next edition scheduled for 5-10 October 2021. In the men’s open category, the main event, the finals, will take place on 9 October in Orlando, USA.
When it was announced that Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay, aka ‘Big Ramy’, 36, had received a special invitation to Olympia 2020, the fan base’s general mood was warmth but not much hope for him to win. Although he is impressive to watch, he has a reputation for being a bit inconsistent. In the end, not only did he bring a front-row seat to the stage, but he looked even better prepared than ever.
This earned him the Mr. Olympia title, beating former champions like Brandon Curry and Phil Heath to claim the throne. That said, ‘Big Ramy’ has no intention of making this a one-off performance.
While time will tell what he can do with his physique this year, it’s safe to say the athlete has regained some confidence in his abilities and could maintain a similar form on stage in 2021.
Taking to Instagram, the Egyptian champion shared a crazy photo of his performance at Olympia while explaining that he had learned what he had to do to succeed. So, with this knowledge gained, he is ready to do whatever it takes to retain his throne.
“I can’t wait to do it again. Last year I realized that I had to prepare hard, and in the end, it paid off. This time I have a better idea of what’s coming at me, and I’m ready to face it again. Let’s go!” he wrote.
A big key to the success “Big Ramy” found last year has come from working with new coach Chad Nicholls. The duo found a rhythm that no one else could endure before when it came to preparing them for competition.
As for the preparation, this year, Chad has promised that he will help his protege grow even bigger the next time he takes the stage. It’s hard to imagine, considering how huge the Egyptian is already.