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Mamdouh Elssbiay wins Arnold Classic Europe 2017

Mamdouh Elssbiay wins Arnold Classic Europe 2017

Mamdouh Elssbiay won the men’s professional bodybuilding event at the 2017 Arnold Classic Europe in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday.

The win for Elssbiay means this event has a new victor for the first time in three years, after Dexter Jackson won the previous two editions of the tournament.

BIG RAMY WON THE PROFESSIONAL BODYBUILDING!!! # ACE2017

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He entered this event with a credible pedigree, having won the tournament back in 2012.

Ultimately, though, no other competitor in the bodybuilding event looked likely to stop Elssbiay becoming a worthy winner. It’s a step forward for the athlete who recently finished as runner-up to Phil Heath, who did not compete in Barcelona, at the 2017 Mr. Olympia event.

Brief Details of Mamdouh Elssbiay :

Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay is an Egyptian IFBB professional bodybuilder who is resident in Kuwait. Elssbiay is often referred to by his nickname Big Ramy.

Elssbiay won his pro card by winning the overall title at the 2012 Amateur Olympia in Kuwait City (trained by the professional trainer Amr Ibrahim al khalil), just three years after he started training. In 2010, Elssbiay joined Oxygen Gym in Kuwait. By 2011, he weighed 200 lbs; when he stepped on the 2012 Amateur Olympia stage, he weighed in at 286 lbs and was declared the champion. In 2013, Elssbiay made his IFBB Pro debut at the New York Pro, where he won.

Other Achievements:

  • 2012 Kuwait Golden Cup – 1st
  • 2012 Amateur Olympia – 1st
  • 2013 New York Pro Championship – 1st
  • 2013 Mr. Olympia – 8th
  • 2014 New York Pro Championship – 1st
  • 2014 Mr. Olympia – 7th
  • 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil – 1st
  • 2015 Mr. Olympia – 5th
  • 2015 Arnold Classic Europe – 4th
  • 2015 EVLS Prague Pro – 2nd
  • 2016 Mr. Olympia – 4th
  • 2016 Arnold Classic Europe – 2nd
  • 2016 IFBB Kuwait Pro – 1st
  • 2016 EVLS Prague Pro – 2nd
  • 2017 Mr. Olympia – 2nd
  • 2017 Arnold Classic Europe – 1st