Former champion Brandon Curry made a statement after finishing second at this year’s Olympia.
It has not been too long since Brandon Curry was hoisting the trophy in the air after winning the 2019 Olympia. He reached the pinnacle of bodybuilding and was looking to stay at the top. While he has been one of the best in the sport since that night, Curry has been defeated two years in a row now.
In 2020, Curry finished second to Big Ramy at the Olympia. The 2021 competition is now complete and it was the same fate for Curry. During prejudging, it was clear that Curry and Big Ramy were the top two and it would make for an interesting battle come the final.
After a second-straight silver medal, Curry took to Instagram to make a statement and say that he will be back better than ever.
“2021 was another one for the history books!I gave it my best and managed to pull off a 2nd place battle against the current champ @big_ramy. Congrats to him on his performance and for retaining his title! I fell short according to the judges, but I have zero regrets because I did my absolute best and the rest was in their hands.To be in the top 2 in the world for 3 consecutive years is my historical moment for the year. Each year I find something significant in the outcome and that was that moment for me.”
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Brandon Curry took the necessary time to thank his family, friends, sponsors, and trainers. He made sure to hit all ends that work with him during his journey to the Olympia. And of course, Curry promised to be back in the future.
This is not surprising given the string of success he has found. Curry has been a top-two finisher in each of the last three Olympia’s. There is no doubt that he is one of the best in the world but the judges have been leaning toward Big Ramy over the last two years.
“Time to come home and kick things up a notch!” Curry continued.
“Thank you to all of my fans around the world-I truly have the greatest fans in the world!And thank you to my family and friends for the encouragement along the way. It carried me further than you may realize….And to my kids for understanding why I’m away for months at a time and showing up to cheer for me…every victory I have is your victory too! And to those who helped my wife and children while I was away. I thank you. #ILLBEBACK #15 💪🏿”
Brandon Curry made his first appearance at the Olympia in 2013, where he finished eighth. After a few finishes near the bottom, Curry climbed to top five in 2018. This was before he won both the Olympia and Arnold Classic in 2019. Now, Curry has solidified his legacy and has shown that he is a difficult competitor on stage.
Sights have already been set on the 2022 competition. There is no doubt that we will see Curry if all goes right and he could be competing for another title.