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Mr. Olympia 2021 got here all the way down to a one-on-one battle between bodybuilding giants Mamdouh Elssbiay and Brandon Curry.
Both bodybuilders introduced their greatest mixtures of dimension and shredded muscle that they revealed with pristine posing routines.
But ultimately, it was Elssbiay, higher often called “Big Ramy” that proved as soon as once more that he is “Mr. Saturday Night” whereas defending his title as Mr. O in Orlando, Florida.
With the Egyptian bodybuilder main the way in which, Curry got here in second, whereas Hadi Choopan took third place and Hunter Labrada positioned fourth.
For Big Ramy, successful his second Sandow Trophy in a row brings together with it an incredible quantity of bragging rights.
But that is simply the tip of the iceberg.
There’s additionally a good-looking quantity of prize cash that comes together with inserting and successful bodybuilding’s most prestigious contest.
Elssbiay took residence $400,000, Curry pocketed $150,000 and Choopan left Orlando with a really respectable $100,000 to place in his checking account.
Here’s a take a look at the prize cash for the Top 10 placements and the way the highest contestants faired.
Mr. Olympia 2021 Top 10 Placings
First Place — Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, $400,000
Second Place — Brandon Curry, $150,000
Third Place — Hadi Choopan, $100,000
Fourth Place — Hunter Labrada, $40,000
Fifth Place — Nick Walker, $35,000
Sixth Place — William Bonac
Seventh Place — Iain Valliere
Eighth Place — Justin Rodriguez
Ninth Place — Akim Williams
Tenth Place — Mohamed Shaaban
Coming into the weekend, Elssbiay was the heavy favourite to repeat, however there was some buzz surrounding Curry’s probabilities of dethroning Big Ramy.
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Those rumors proved to be true as Curry put collectively maybe his greatest package deal of dimension and symmetry on the Olympia stage, however it was nonetheless not sufficient to beat Elssbiay’s sheer mass.
Phil Heath predicted that Choopan had an actual probability to disrupt the defending champ and former champ’s possibilities and he was not incorrect.
Choopan was ripped and prepared and had he weighed 30 extra kilos, he’d have been the brand new Mr. O.
Then there was present Arnold Classic winner Nick Walker.
Analysts had him using the momentum of his win two weeks in the past into the Mr. Olympia, however it wasn’t sufficient to crack the highest three.
Two-time Arnold Classic winner William Bonac was additionally seen as a critical risk to the crown, however he did not crack to Top Five.
Hunter Labrada, son of bodybuilding legend Lee Labrada, took fourth, which was 4 locations increased than final 12 months’s eighth place.
Overall, a lot of the athletes carried out as marketed, with total dimension successful out once more.
If Curry or Choopan need to beat Elssbiay subsequent 12 months, they will have to seek out methods so as to add extra dimension to their ripped physiques.