‘Sandow Is Home’: Big Ramy Says He Will Retain Olympia Title For Years To Come

Big Ramy confirmed that he will defend his title for years to come in recent Instagram post.

Entering the 2021 Olympia, there was a belief that no one could take down defending champion Mamdouh “Big Ramy” ElssbiayOn Saturday night, that was made clear as Big Ramy took home his second-straight title on the biggest stage in bodybuilding. Now, the Egyptian bodybuilder will focus on the upcoming years.

Big Ramy took to Instagram over the past couple of days to celebrate his victory at the 2021 Olympia. Most recently, he posted to say that he will be defending his title for years to come.

“Sandow is home and it will remain here for a very long time ، Thank you to all my fans around the world ، i made it because of your love and support.”


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Can anyone take down Big Ramy at his peak? He entered the 2021 Olympia weighing in at 305 pounds, as said by a scale during the Olympia press conference. He is a mass monster that has retained an incredible physique at an enormous size. This is difficult to take down on stage but there are plenty of competitors that can compete.

Brandon Curry, who is a former Olympia champion, was the clear No. 2 behind Elssbiay at this year’s competition. He ended up taking second place while Hadi Choopan finished with the bronze medal. Nick Walker and Hunter Labrada rounded out the top five.

Competitors like Walker and Labrada are thought to be the future of bodybuilding because of their age and success to this point. With that being said, Big Ramy is not done defending his title and he believes that he can keep it for the upcoming competitions.

Big Ramy competed in his first Olympia in 2013 where he finished in eighth place. He climbed to second by 2017 but quickly fell to sixth place the very next year. Since then, Big Ramy has been at the top of the sport and has shown that during the Olympias.

The Men’s Open division is considered the top of the game and it is clear who the name to beat is. Big Ramy has claimed that winter is here and that has certainly been the case over the previous two years. If he stays at the top of his game, Big Ramy will be difficult to defeat anytime soon.

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Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.