Mamdouh Elssbiay, a.k.a. Big Ramy, reached the pinnacle of bodybuilding with his win at the 2020 Mr. Olympia. Now he shows off his killer physique as he looks ahead to the improvements he is making for this year.
Having been a fan favorite bodybuilder for many years, Ramy had a tendency to frustrate his biggest supporters. This was because even though he is one of the biggest athletes we’ve seen in a while, he often fell short in the biggest moments.
However he was able to turn things around in 2020. He came into the 2020 Mr. Olympia, after getting a special invitation, with the best physique he has ever shown, winning the contest and beating the likes of Brandon Curry and Phil Heath.
Some have worried about whether or not Big Ramy is going to be able to keep this momentum in the year to come. However he is assuring fans that he is planning on coming back better than ever.
Taking to Instagram, he shared some physique photos. He does not say when they are from, but they appear just before the Olympia. In the caption, he promised that as good as he looked last year, 2021 will be even better.
“I’m looking forward to bringing a better improved package to this years Mr Olympia.”
Big Ramy’s Journey To The Top
As previously stated, it was a long road before Big Ramy was able to realize greatness at the 2020 Olympia. He had been in the trenches for a long time, putting in the work to get to where he was.
Prior to this recent appearance, his best physique was arguably the one he brought to win the 2017 Arnold Classic Europe. He appeared on the Olympia stage six times before claiming victory, with his next highest placing being second in 2017.
Big Ramy Contest History
- 2012 Kuwait Golden Cup – 1st place
- 2012 Amateur Olympia Kuwait – 1st place (Pro Card)
- 2013 New York Pro Championship – 1st place
- 2013 Mr. Olympia – 8th place
- 2014 New York Pro Championship – 1st place
- 2014 Mr. Olympia – 7th place
- 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil – 1st place
- 2015 Mr. Olympia – 5th place
- 2015 Arnold Classic Europe – 4th place
- 2015 EVLS Prague Pro – 2nd place
- 2016 Mr. Olympia – 4th place
- 2016 Arnold Classic Europe – 2nd place
- 2016 IFBB Kuwait Pro – 1st place
- 2016 EVLS Prague Pro – 2nd place
- 2017 Mr. Olympia – 2nd place
- 2017 Arnold Classic Europe – 1st place
- 2018 Mr. Olympia – 6th place
- 2020 Arnold Classic – 3rd place
- 2020 Mr. Olympia – 1st place
It is safe to say that there were plenty of highs and lows on the road as Big Ramy ascended to Mr. Olympia status. That being said, if he can stay consistent, he has the potential to be around as champion for a long time.