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Bodybuilding: Egyptian Big Ramy claims the 2020 Mr. Olympia title

Big Ramy has become the first non-American to win the title since British champion Dorian Yates in 1997 to prove himself as the best bodybuilder in the world

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 20 Dec 2020
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Egyptian Big Ramy claims the 2020 Mr. Olympia title. Photo from Ramy's official twitter account.
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Egyptian bodybuilding star Ramy Elssbiay 'Big Ramy', has claimed the 2020 Mr. Olympia title that took place in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, United States early on Sunday.

The 36-year-old, Egyptian bodybuilder snatched the gold medal of the IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and was awarded a check for $400,000.

Big Ramy has become the first non-American to win the title since British champion Dorian Yates in 1997 to prove himself as the best bodybuilder in the world.

"I wanna thank all the bodybuilding fans in the world for the love and support," Big Ramy wrote on his instagram account after the trophy.

"I had many setbacks this year with a show canceled due to corona, and a positive test, I also lost my main supplement sponsor earlier this year but all that mattered is I kept working hard for that dream to make my fans happy, LOVE YOU ALL," the Egyptian star added.

Brandon Curry of USA, who won the 2019 edition, placed second in the ranking as he also awarded a check for $150,000.

The 2020 Mr. Olympia top five:

- Ramy Mamdouh Elssbiay "Big Ramy" (Egypt),  $400,000
- Brandon Curry (USA), $150,000
- Phil Heath (USA), $100,000
- Hadi Choopan (Iran), $45,000
- William Bonac (Netherlands), $40,000

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